County Commissioner Sheila Lyons and RSAC members take a stand to reduce the stigma of opioid addiction.

County Commissioner Sheila Lyons and RSAC members take a stand to reduce the stigma of opioid addiction.

At the December 3, 2015 Regional Substance Abuse Council Meeting, the members showed support for the #StateWithoutStigMA” campaign.  People who struggle with addictions to prescription painkillers and heroin (opioids) face a wide range of stigmas. When people are labeled primarily because of their addiction, they are being negatively stereotyped and face physical and mental barriers to seeking treatment.  Show your support.