September is National Recovery Month. Join the National Library of Medicine, Outreach and Special Populations Branch (@NLM_OSP) and the American Society of Addiction Medicine (@ASAMorg) for a Twitter chat on September 20 from 2-3PM, EST. Learn how stigma against opioid use disorder can impact prevention, treatment, and recovery by following #OpioidAwareChat.
#OpioidAwareChat: Discuss the Impact of Stigma on Opioid Use Disorder
This Twitter chat will:
Check the Opiate Addiction and Treatment guide from the National Library of Medicine for more resources on opioid use disorder and treatment.
Tentative Chat Questions:
Q1: What are opioids, and how can patients become dependent? #OpioidAwareChat
Q2: How do you define stigma? What are examples of stigma against opioid use disorder? #OpioidAwareChat
Q3: How has addiction stigma impacted the Opioid Epidemic in the US? #OpioidAwareChat
Q4: How does stigma against opioid use disorder impact treatment and recovery efforts for people seeking help? #OpioidAwareChat
Q5: How does stigma against opioid use disorder impact family and friends of patients? #OpioidAwareChat
Q6: What are best practices to promote addiction prevention, treatment, & recovery, while minimizing stigma? #OpioidAwareChat #RecoveryMonth
Q7: How can members of the community and local organizations help to decrease stigma against opioid use disorder? #OpioidAwareChat
Q8: How can government agencies on local and federal levels help to decrease stigma against opioid use disorder? #OpioidAwareChat
Q9: Share your resources for preventing and treating opioid use disorder. #OpioidAwareChat #RecoveryMonth
Q10: Share your resources for decreasing stigma against opioid use disorder. #OpioidAwareChat
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