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Podcast #14—Stories of Stigma

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Podcast #14 Stories of Stigma

In this week's episode, Annie and Laurie interview special guest Brenda Stewart. Brenda is an SUD family advocate and Founder of the Addicts Parents United organization ( They discuss her background, the meaning of stigma and the damaging effects. They also delve into addiction as a disease, ways to strike back against lack of understanding, and hopeful outcomes. Great information this week in Coming Up For Air!



In your comments, please show respect for each other and do not give advice. Please consider that your choice of words has the power to reduce stigma and change opinions (ie, "person struggling with substance use" vs. "addict", "use" vs. "abuse"...)