The stigma associated with alcoholism is the number one barrier to a cure for this disease that claims the lives of over 3 million people a year. We are destigmatizing addiction to alcohol by raising the volume on the hushed, whispered conversations had in the privacy of shamed families and in anonymous church basements. We don’t just talk about alcoholism, we SHOUT about issues affecting all the victims (the afflicted, the families and the friends) of this prolific and growing epidemic.
Stigma offers a program to guide people through the life-threatening challenges of early sobriety. You do not have to be an alcoholic to benefit from the recovery program we call SHOUT sobriety. You just have to be curious about the profound benefits of life without alcohol. Booze may or may not be ruining your life. One thing is for sure, alcohol is doing nothing to make your life better.
If you are not sure if permanent sobriety is right for you, or if the drinking of a loved one concerns you, read our free ebook, Guide to Early Sobriety.
Do you love a heavy drinker?
Recovery from alcoholism isn’t just for drinkers. Our Echoes of Recovery program is for people who love someone who drinks too much. Alcoholism is a family disease, and we want to share what our family, and others like us, learned as we survived, and eventually beat, this insidious and indiscriminate affliction.
Recovering an alcoholic marriage?
Alcoholism is brutal on a marriage. Even more challenging is recovering a marriage once the alcohol abuse stops. Sobriety doesn’t fix anything. If the marriage is to survive, resentments must be addressed and trust must be established. If you are trying to recover an alcoholic marriage, we encourage you to read our free ebook, He’s Sober. Now What? A Spouse’s Guide to Alcoholism Recovery
Want to help?
SHOUT Sobriety is a donation based program brought to victims of alcoholism by survivors of addiction and others who reject the stigma. We depend on the generous donations of people who understand the devastation addiction brings and want to be part of the solution.
Kids facing the stigma.
While SHOUT Sobriety is our cornerstone program, Stigma is much more than an addiction recovery program. We work hard to support children who battle stigma. Our program to help homeless kiddos break the cycle, get an education and thrive as adults has raised over $53,000 to date. If you would like to join our mission to destigmatize homelessness and give kids who suffer a chance, please donate now.
Addiction is one of the leading causes of homelessness. Stigma is involved in helping the victims of homelessness survive, and gain the confidence to find work and housing, and and we rely on your generous donations to battle the stigma and help our neighbors in need.
Own the solution.
Alcoholism feels so hopeless and helpless. We are frequently asked by survivors and loved ones what they can do to help in the battle against addiction. The answer is simple. We need people to talk about alcoholism. We need people to SHOUT down the stigma.
Programs like our SHOUT Sobriety or our Echoes of Recovery are offered by others in the recovery community for $800 to over $1,000. That price puts the help out of reach of the people who need it the most. Please help us keep SHOUT Sobriety and Echoes of Recovery alive as a donation-based program through your generous monthly recurring donation or a one-time donation. We are all in this together, and we can’t continue to fight the stigma and help people heal without your support.
Matt Salis drank heavily for 25 years, and he spent his last decade before beginning his recovery as a high-functioning alcoholic. As the mother of their four children and spouse of an alcoholic, Sheri Salis has been recovering, too, since the start of Matt’s permanent sobriety at the beginning of 2017. Matt is an addiction and recovery writer and speaker. Read more about Sheri’s and Matt’s battles with alcohol addiction at SoberAndUnashamed.com.
Sheri and Matt founded Stigma in 2019 after fifteen years of small business ownership in the retail food industry. The correlation between what they used to do and what they do now is much more direct than it may seem. Would you like to know more about what Stigma is and how it came to be?