Anti Stigma Initiative

PEER Services has been selected as a pilot site for the nationwide Anti-Stigma Initiative launched by the Addiction Policy Forum. This opportunity showcases our organization’s dedication to improving our response to individuals with a substance use disorder and actively combating the harmful stigma associated with addiction. The Addiction Policy Forum Anti-Stigma Initiative includes over 100 pilot sites nationwide, working to reduce addiction stigma, including stereotypes, prejudice and discrimination intent, and increase knowledge about addiction.

As a pilot site, PEER Services will be at the forefront of this groundbreaking initiative, actively contributing to testing and evaluation of new stigma interventions and new tools to measure levels of stigma in the community. The Anti-Stigma Initiative reaffirms our commitment to providing a supportive and compassionate environment for individuals who are impacted by substance use disorders. By challenging stigmatizing beliefs, we aim to remove the barriers that often prevent individuals from seeking help and support on their journey to recovery.

To learn more about the Anti-Stigma Initiative please visit the Addiction Policy Forum website here.