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Using Personal Stories for Advocacy

September 23-28

Trakai, Lithuania


Overall goal:
To engage patients and their family members in advocacy to break down barriers and stigma around the use of OST for treating opiate addiction
Advocacy aims:
- Work with police, to improve understanding of opiate addiction and its treatments, and to decrease harassment and other forms of mistreatment by police against OST patients.
- Increase access to prescription-based forms of OST.
- Improve the public image of OST.
- Focus on sustainability of advocacy efforts.

Seminar Materials