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Messaging Training

Messaging Training discusses and defines the stigma surrounding substance use and mental health recovery. It will challenge participants to consider recovery words and concepts that are often used but that are detrimental to people in recovery.

Stigmatizing ways of speaking about recovery have far-reaching negative effects. Those of us with the best intentions still are subject to unknowingly contributing! This training works through harmful terminology and brings to light our known and unknown contributions to stigma and presents better alternatives. There are more articulate, dignifying, and humanizing ways to express recovery concepts and terms.

When we learn this, we can support others and ourselves in healthy, hopeful, and sustainable ways! Words are power.

Messaging Training

For more information, please email Sunrise’s Training Coordinator,

Kate Scott


Call 828.552.3858