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Dispelling Outdated Myths


This past Thursday, FOA and the Dakota Center, in partnership with the Mansfield Community Connection Program, hosted a panel discussion on Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT), access to treatment, and how stigma affects both. Two family members affected by their loved one’s addiction and two individuals in long-term recovery shared their stories and offered unique perspectives on how stigma can create additional barriers to treatment. The audience had a chance to ask questions and it proved to be a powerful, engaging, and necessary conversation.



Dispelling outdated myths and breaking down the stigma surrounding addiction (and specifically with MAT) is crucial. No one should face unnecessary barriers to finding and maintaining recovery. Discussions like these need to continue and need to be shared mainstream so we can move forward towards a pathway of healing for our families and communities. FOA is proud to be a source of support and education for anyone touched by addiction.


A second panel with FOA will be held on June 15th at 5:30 pm so be sure to mark your calendars.


To see more about this event, visit the Dayton 24/7 Now news story.

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