So the Media Want to Interview One of Your Clients
Sep 22, 2017
Hearing directly from people with lived experience of substance use can be a really useful way to increase the community's understanding of substance issues. Services are often contacted by media outlets, looking to be connected with clients who can share their stories. However, there are risks in this type of public disclosure, and workers need to be able understand these risks, in order to assist clients in making informed decisions about sharing their story publicly. The good folks at AOD Media Watch have published a great article, that covers the issues and can assist a worker or a client to make the decision to tell their story. It includes an overview of the risks involved, the types of stories that journalists frequently publish, and some key questions to consider before speaking to a journalist.