Addiction can happen to anyone, any family and at any time. It can be intimidating and overwhelming to identify a substance use disorder (SUD) and even harder to admit when there is a problem. You are not alone on this journey. There are people, organizations and various levels of care available, often nearby, to assist you. It’s going to take all of us.
Call the New York State HOPEline 1-877-8-HOPENY for hope and help with alcoholism, drug abuse and problem gambling. Free and confidential, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Reversing the Stigma
"Reversing the Stigma" is a 59-minute documentary that highlights the work being done in New York State to combat addiction. The film, narrated by acclaimed television journalist Laurie Dhue, profiles multiple people in various stages of recovery, who share their stories and experiences.
Get discussion guides that provide information to assist you with methods to start the conversation about addiction.
Watch videos that can be used to discuss addiction at community forums, PTA meetings, teacher trainings and with young people.
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