I saw this on a government website this week and I just had to share...
Take these important steps to help reduce stigma:
do not define any person by their drug use
be respectful, compassionate and caring to those who use drugs
educate your friends and family - pass on facts and challenge stereotypes
remember that addiction is a treatable medical condition, not a choice, and is deserving of care just like any other medical condition
be aware of your attitudes and behaviours because they may be influenced by stereotypes, negative stories and images about people who use drugs
I was just too good to not pass along. More can be found at this website listed below. Stay strong and keep coming back!