Breaking Down the Stigma of Addiction: A Witness’ Story Through Art


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In this video created by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, artist and advocate William Stoehr shares his story of losing a loved one to an opioid overdose. He describes a personal struggle, which unfolds into a revealing conversation inspired by art and a passion to combat the stigma of addiction. Painting a picture of hope, he reminds everyone there is support and no one is alone.
If you or a loved one need help, call SAMHSA’s National Helpline: 800-662-HELP (4357), which provides 24-hour free and confidential referrals and information about mental and/or substance use disorders, prevention, treatment, and recovery in English and Spanish.

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