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At the core of the Unshame California campaign are the thousands of Californians impacted by substance use disorder. They are our parents, siblings, children, friends, coworkers, and neighbors. These are their stories.

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Anthony never felt super comfortable in social situations, but using substances made him feel connected. More...


Not only is Jessica in recovery, she provides support to people with disabilities (including SUD) to gain employment and she is an advocate for suppor… More...


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