We all Know Someone — a friend, neighbor or family member struggling with substance abuse.  More and more people in our community are eliminating stigma and are offering help to those suffering from addiction with understanding, compassion and dignity.  You can help too!

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Language Matters

Stigmatizing language reinforces negative stereotypes. Person- first language focuses on the person, not the disorder.

Example:  “a person with substance use disorder” means that the individual has a problem that can be addressed. In contrast, calling someone an “addict” implies that the person  is the problem.

Learn more about Language Matters

Community Guidelines

In Hancock County no person is expendable. Download our Community Position Paper.

Treatment and Recovery Resources

Download an Extensive Guide including local and regional treatment and recovery support services.

Talk with Your Kids

Children of parents who talk to their kids about drugs are up to 50% less likely to use substances.  Learn more about What Parents Need to Know.