Deconstructing stigma: influencing the media

Have you watched singer Will Young’s documentary Losing My Twin Rupert? His shockingly honest and moving film explores the pain and drama of losing a loved one to addiction, in this case to alcohol. Our presenter was involved and goes behind the scenes.

This is only one way in which to reduce the stigma of addiction and recovery, and help the media to project a positive, constructive picture of addiction treatment and recovery as well as the pain of untreated addictive behaviours.

Learning objectives: At the end of this presentation, delegates will be able to:

  • How the documentary got to be made
  • What choices were made and why when it came to depicting addiction on screen
  • The duty of care for contributors that went into making the documentary