Wristbands: No Shame or Blame – Just Love®

These popular wristbands are a means of sharing hope, respect and compassion with others. First available in 2007 for the disease of addiction, today they are used for many important issues where stigma hinders healing. The wristbands have been distributed for substance use disorder, gay rights, HIV/AIDS and other stigmatized groups across the U.S., Canada and Great Britain.

Making The Promise

In the context of shattering the stigma of addiction, it is important to be clear on our own personal reasons and values. We can be stirred to action for many reasons. To sustain action it helps to set intentions, to understand our motivation and to put a promise into concise words.

Getting Unstuck – From Resignation to Hope

At a recent gathering of bereaved parents the discussion was about coping. Specifically, how did we each find or develop coping skills to continue our lives after the loss of our child? The question is similar for parents whose children are alive and struggling with this disease – what coping skills are employed to maintain sanity and do these skills change over time? On either side of this same coin, we each must find what works for us.