The center's stigma campaign aims to humanize the opioid crisis in rural Appalachian communities through art, education, and conversation. Volunteers impacted by OUD (such as individuals in recovery, family members, law enforcement, and providers) are meeting with an artist to share their experiences and have their portraits painted. The portraits will show how stigma has impacted their path to treatment or to supporting others along their path. The art will be displayed locally (and on our website) and be a topic at community workshops focused on stigma and strategies to reduce it.

Learn more about the stigma campaign.