Sasha Bruce

You Are Resilient

A toolkit to support those battling opioid addiction
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Toolkit Contents

Sample Social Media Posts
Sample Newsletter Text
Social Media Tips
Educational Videos
Educational Flyers

Educational Graphics

DC Ward 5 & 6 Prevention Center
1022 Maryland Avenue NE
Washington, DC 20002

Hours: Monday to Friday, 10AM – 6PM

Charles Dark, Director
(202) 543-5796

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What is resiliency?

When we look at the opioid epidemic, we can feel hopeless. It can seem like there’s no hope of saving a loved one or a community member who is misusing prescription drugs.

But did you know resiliency can help someone struggling with opioid addiction?

Resiliency is a process of withstanding adversity, healthy coping responses to stress, and looking beyond one’s current circumstances to find meaning, purpose, and joy. For those struggling with addiction, resiliency can be a source of hope. But it’s common for those who suffer from substance use disorders do not to know how to use this powerful tool. Fortunately, resiliency can be learned — and you can help!

In this toolkit you will find resources to support your outreach efforts to those struggling with opioid addiction. The resources are designed to build awareness about resiliency and to help inspire those that may be suffering to seek help. Together with your support, we can end the opioid epidemic in the District of Columbia!

Video Resources

Mind, Body, & Spiritual Wellness Series

Going to the MAT (Medication Assisted Treatment) Series

Additional Resources

If you are posting on Facebook or Instagram, we recommend you upload the original video files to your account. 

For this toolkit, we have developed three sets of videos to respond to your unique needs. Click on the name to download the files.

Going to the MAT: Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) is often misunderstood. This video series will help you educate the community about common myths.

Mind, Body, and Soul: Taking care of your body, mind, and soul are powerful tools to fight addiction. These videos provide seven tips that you can implement today.

You Are Resilient: Resiliency is key to overcome opiod addiction. In this video series we hear from others in recovery about their tips to build resiliency.

In the toolkit you will find some suggested social media and newsletter language to help you raise awareness. To help make your posts more engaging, we have developed some sample graphics for you to use.

You will find three graphic sizes:

  • Facebook: These work great when you are posting directly to your facebook wall. The size also works great for posting on LinkedIn and Twitter.
  • Instagram: These square images work best when you post directly to your Instagram feed. Avoid applying filters to ensure it is redable.
  • Instagram Stories: These larger images allow you to add special content and post them as stories or story collections on instagram and Facebook stories.
  • Newsletter Banner: These thin and wide banners are great for e-mail newsletters or for printed bulletins with limited space.

Click here to view the social media graphics.

The toolkit now includes sets of flyers that you can print at home or work. Each of these is designed to raise awareness  about opioid misuse and resiliency.

Click here to download the flyer templates.

Are you planning to do community presentations? The campaign powerpoint presentation will help you align with the powerful branding in this toolkit. The template is also an easy way to create flyers and invitations to your events.

Click here to download the template.

Contact Us

The DC Prevention Centers (DCPC) engage, support and connect DC communities to promote healthy, drug-free
youth. The DCPC for Wards 5 and 6 is an extension of the DC Department of Behavioral Health’s (DBH) Substance
Use Disorders Division.

We’re dedicated to helping you find the resources you need to keep your community drug-free. How? Through our
three core functions: community education, community leadership, and community changes. We provide
workshops, trainings and educational resources, which are available to youth, parents and caregivers, and other
community stakeholders.

The Department of Behavioral Health provides prevention, intervention and treatment services and supports for
children, youth and adults with mental and/or substance use disorders including emergency psychiatric care and
community-based outpatient and residential services.

DBH serves eligible adults, children and youth and their families through a network of community based providers
and unique government delivered services. It operates Saint Elizabeths Hospital-the District’s inpatient
psychiatric facility.

This toolkit has been made possible thanks to a generous grant through the District of Columbia Opioid Response Grant (DCOR2).