Indiana’s Family and Social Services Administration or FSSA recently launched a campaign to reduce stigma surrounding opioid addiction, focusing on three ideas.
The first thing to understand, says FSSA Secretary Jennifer Walthall, is that addiction is a neurological disorder, a disease.
“That doesn’t make it good or bad, it just makes it what it is, a disease process,” says Walthall. “The second correlate to that is there is treatment.”
The third part of the message is that recovery is possible.