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On this episode of the 'Fuck the Stigma' podcast, we're joined by Shatterproof, a game-changing organization dedicated to tackling addiction head-on. Grant and Laisha discuss the invaluable resources Shatterproof provides, including the groundbreaking tool 'Atlas,' designed to guide individuals seeking treatment. Tune in as they candidly address the pervasive stigma surrounding addiction and relapse, advocate for destigmatized language, and shed light on their efforts in influencing legislation. This conversation goes beyond breaking barriers—it's a call to action for a more compassionate and understanding approach to addiction. LINKS MENTIONED IN PODCAST : https://www.shatterproof.org/ https://www.shaterproofwalk.org/ https://unshameca.org EMAIL : [email protected] EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS | 00:32 - Introduction, effects of stigma 1:22 - Alcoholics 2:42 - Recovery is a life long process 3:27 - What is “atlas”? 5:32 - Grants experience with finding treatment 9:55 - Shatterproof walks 11:45 - Shatterproof resources 12:19 - Stigma breaking campaign 12:53 - Changing language to break the stigma 16:11 - I am an addict and alcoholic and owning it 17:20 - Destigmatizing language 18:07 - Grants personal experience with stigma ; not wanting to be found out 19:26 - Recovering out loud and publicly 21:26 - Being able to laugh at ourselves : humor 22:58 - Authenticity in front of certain audiences 23:48 - Where we feel we can’t be authentically ourselves and paving the way for family to talk about mental health 25:00 - Shatterproof & stigma ; treating addicts with compassion ; attitudes towards stigma 26:16 - Stigma still exists, even in the work place 27:40 - Shatterproof with federal and state legislation ; making changes in the treatment world and drug policies 28:30 - Legislation with doctors prescribing opiates 30:20 - Shatterproof helping allocate funding 31:19 - stigma surrounding mat 33:43 - SAMSHA definition of recovery 36:18 - Stigma with relapse 39:21 - Loving an addict ; al anon 40:24 - Treatment atlas FTS PODCAST LINKS : Spotify | https://open.spotify.com/show/46dw6sl5t344p6PlBcykb3?si=35349a057d564bac Apple Podcast | https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/f-ck-the-stigma/id1691599224 Google Podcast | https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy9kZWRmNTkyNC9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw Fuck the Stigma is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that believes people shouldn’t be judged or labeled based on their mental health status. Whether you are struggling with an addiction or have been taking meds for a diagnosis, our community doesn’t judge and seeks to collectively end the stigma around mental health. Our mission is to normalize mental health and mental illness as widespread, treatable, and acceptable. We do this by providing useful resources, improving access to services for those who need help, sharing stories, and building a community of young people who all agree… #fthestigma #fuckthestigma #fts FOLLOW F THE STIGMA: FTS WEBSITE | https://fthestigma.com/ INSTAGRAM | https://instagram.com/fukthestigma TWITTER | https://twitter.com/fuck_thestigma TIKTOK | https://www.tiktok.com/@fthestigma FACEBOOK | https://www.facebook.com/FTStigma APPLE PODCAST | https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/fck-the-stigma/id1691599224 SPOTIFY PODCAST | https://open.spotify.com/show/46dw6sl5t344p6PlBcykb3 SUBSCRIBE FOR MORE ! | https://www.youtube.com/@fthestigma

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