This training focuses on reducing personal, public, and institutionalized biases around people with substance use disorder. We will learn details of drug use, overdose, and navigating the care continuum by someone with lived experience who is now a Peer Recovery Support Specialist in Kansas City, MO. We will look at this story and the role bias played in delaying and distressing the recovery process.
Participants learn about types of stigma, addiction on the brain, and evidence-based practices in overdose response. There will be multiple opportunities to observe how bias affects their own experiences and to discuss ways to shift attitudes and improve actions which lead to better outcomes and more people in recovery.