Has substance use touched your life? Has stigma about substance use impacted you or someone you know?
Stigma around substance use is very real. The negative bias when discussing addiction can affect how people access or receive treatment. Stigma can also influence how loved ones support a family member who is struggling with substances. Unfortunately, stigma can be a real barrier to people getting the support they need to recover from substance use.
Washington County’s Behavioral Health Division is working on a campaign to reduce stigma about substance use and treatment. We will be creating several short videos to share on social media, streaming video and other platforms.
How you can help
We already have an amazing group of CATT Champions who are willing to participate in this important work. We want to make sure we are representing all of Washington County and are looking to add more CATT Champions. We are specifically inviting communities of color, older adults, people with disabilities and those who identify as LGBTQIA2S+. If you are interested in participating, please send an email to CATT@co.washington.or.us with your name and the best way to reach you. Please include the words "CATT Champion" in your email subject line.