Community Conversations

Using first-person stories from Not Far from Me: Stories of Opioids and Ohio, the materials on this website are designed to help community members facilitate in-depth community discussions to encourage critical, historically-informed dialogue around opioid use, with the aim of reducing stigma.

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An epidemic is not an abstraction; it arises in particular places—from homes, to institutions, and both physical and figurative spaces.
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The opioid epidemic provides us with an opportunity to have productive conversations about what we have personally and collectively lost.
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The unifying question of these conversations is: How did we get here?
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Since beginning to come to terms with the effects of widespread opioid addiction, many Ohioans have set about devising new resources and networks.
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What assumptions lead us to place blame on individuals, communities, or regions? How do these assumptions limit opportunities for recovery?
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