Challenging Stigma

Challenging Stigma

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We want to challenge some of the stigma faced by those who have problems with their drug and alcohol use and start conversations about the issues.

38% of people know someone with problematic drug use* but it is rarely spoken about. We want to challenge the stigma that those we work with face. With our ‘challenging stigma’ campaign we want to get people talking about the issues surrounding substance misuse.

In early summer 2015 EDP held The Other Side of Addiction Exhibition  at Exeter Phoenix in the Walkway Gallery with creative work inspired by the title stigma. View the exhibition at

If you are interested in contributing to our challenging stigma campaign please contact Kat Watts by emailing or by calling 01392 666716


* Taken from the 2014 British Drug Survey (published in the observer on 5th October 2014)