One space that I love to hold and expand on,
is that of liberation from stigma. Queer stigma, HIV stigma, race stigma, and one of the most powerful and destructive stigmas...addict stigma or SUD (Substance Use Disorder) stigma.
I’ve seen folks make wild and irrational justifications for terrible behavior towards people who are SUD. Because of this, I’m happy to report that I’ll be resuming my training to be a Drug and Alcohol Counselor for folks who know the trauma and pain of SUD discrimination and prejudice.
If you know of anyone who suffers from addiction please just be available to them, not judgmental, it might make all the difference.