STORIES of LOVE LOSS & HOPE

Stories of Love, Loss and Hope’ documents the impact of drug related deaths contrasted with
positive stories of recovery.

 

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Throughout this document you will find examples of both overt & covert stigma.

 

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We did not have the capacity within the project time span to work on advocacy language training for the participants.

 

This is a record of their stories in their words, not ours.

 

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The publication is designed to influence policy and follows our Working Together to Challenge Stigma to Save Lives. (23 recommendations to the Scottish Government on reducing the highest recorded drug death rate per population in the world).

 

The project provided a platform for our voices to be heard, contributing to the public discourse about addiction and recovery.

 

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Using our personal stories, bringing them to life, sharing our experience of recovery, love, loss & hope we aim to change the toxic narrative of addiction and bring the truth that recovery is possible into the public & policy makers consciousness’s.

 

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Despite years of political ambivalence & point scoring between parties towards those who have
problems with substance use.

 

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We know that it is in telling our stories of recovery that holds one of the keys to support people who are at risk of a premature drug-induced death.

 

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These are our stories. Click on the link below to read Our Stories of 

 

LOVE LOSS HOPE

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