Support for you as a parent
The Three Things campaign has a viewpoint sympathetic to the families of those who struggle with any of the common substance misuse issues evident in BC communities. It recognizes how unique each disorder is. “Addiction is a complex issue,” begins the website home page. “It doesn’t always fit a certain mould or follow a particular path.”
Take a look around the website, and download the posters if you know how to put them up where they will get respectful attention. Whether the posters interest you or not, you might take heart from the compassion that this campaign promotes with its straightforward explanations and practical calls to action.
The “three things” are messages framed for combatting the stigma that keeps people from asking for help:
- Addiction is not a choice. People may choose to use alcohol or drugs, but nobody chooses to become addicted.
- Stereotypes about addiction are misguided. People with addictions are not always whom you’d picture. Addiction can happen to people from all walks of life.
- People with addictions are not a lost cause. They are human beings who deserve to be treated with dignity and respect – and your support can make a difference!