Shine a Light

Words matter.  

Visit Superior Health’s Shine a Light on Stigma website, to learn more about how the language we use can increase respect for and decrease stigma of persons with substance use disorders.

To help us Shine a Light on Stigma, consider taking the pledge, and encourage others to engage in this campaign to help turn the tide in the opioid crisis. 

Also, please see WHA Physician Quality Improvement Advisor Dr. Bobby Redwood’s Shine a Light on Stigma Stages of Change 7-Video Series, that review the widely taught stages of change model for assessing a patient’s readiness to act on a new healthier behavior, utilizing examples of stigmatizing vs non-stigmatizing language.