Selfie Cards and Printable Resources

Share this pledge on your Social Media Accounts

Use the Selfie Cards to promote action - take a photo and share it on your social media accounts. Show your commitment to help change the language we use and reduce the stigma. #addictionmatters

Printable Resources

Language Matters

4 Guidelines to Using Non-Stigmatizing Language


We All Play a Role

Reducing Stigma and Saving Lives Through Language

Learn more about Person-First Language and its role in reducing stigma.

Watch the Video

Glossary of Substance Use Disorder Terminology



12 tangible things people can do right now

Help stop BC’s opioid crisis

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6 Best Books on Addiction

Break Down Stigma and Open Your Mind

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Addiction Matters Kamloops

The Addiction Matters Kamloops (AMK) coalition was formed in 2015 on the ancestral, traditional and unceded territory of the Secwepemc people to bring together community groups, organizations and individuals who are working in the field of substance use and are committed to increasing compassion and awareness and ending the stigma directed to individuals and families impacted by substance use. Since its start, AMK has lead various community projects and engagement initiatives and continues to be committed to supporting community level coordination and collaboration.