NY agency releases 'Reversing the Stigma' documentary about addiction

A stage agency has released a documentary called “Reversing the Stigma” that highlights the work being done statewide to combat addiction, and serves as a reminded to viewers that addiction is a treatable chronic disease.

Posted: Dec. 20, 2017 4:26 PM
Updated: Dec. 21, 2017 10:34 AM

The state Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services has released a documentary called “Reversing the Stigma” that highlights the work being done statewide to combat addiction, and serves as a reminded to viewers that addiction is a treatable chronic disease.

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The film, which was produced by OASAS and the state Media Service Center, is narrated by TV journalist Laurie Dhue, and it profiles several people in various stages of recovery who have shared their stories and experiences.

Dhue, who has worked for networks such as CNN, MSNBC and Fox News, speaks in the film about her own struggled with addiction and how she has handled recovery.

To view the film, click here.

If you’re struggling with an addiction or have a loved one who is struggling, you can get help by calling the state’s toll-free line at 1-877-8-HOPENY, or by texting HOPENY to the same number. The service is available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.

To learn more about the warning signs of addiction and how to receive help, visit CombatAddiction.ny.gov.

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