Ending addiction stigma
Stigma is real and it gets in the way of recovery. For millions of Americans, and those who love them, ending stigma is a matter of survival.
Treating those with a substance use disorder with compassion has an immense impact.Watch now
The Shatterproof Addiction Stigma Index
Shatterproof and The Hartford co-developed the Shatterproof Addiction Stigma Index (SASI) – a first-of-its-kind measurement tool designed to assess attitudes about substance use and people who use substances from the public. Supported by Ipsos alongside Dr. Brea Perry and Dr. Anne Krendl from Indiana University, the SASI also measures the perceptions of those with a SUD, including the degree in which they have internalized this exclusion.
Other movements have created radical social change.See how they did it
We want to do the same with addiction stigma.See our plan
Types of stigma
There are several kinds of stigma that cause negative attitudes, stereotypes, shame, and fear toward people with addiction.
How stigma affects the opioid crisis
Negative attitudes about people with addiction directly affects their ability to find help and recover.
How you can help
Here are some things you can do to make a difference for those struggling with addiction — and their families.