Stigma Course for County Executives: Addressing the Stigma around Substance Use Disorders
Developed by Addiction Policy Forum and County Executives of America (CEA)
Substance use disorders (SUD) are some of the most stigmatized health conditions worldwide. Stigma creates barriers to healthcare and leads to lower engagement and retention in addiction treatment.
This course provides an introduction to the latest research around SUD and criminal justice stigma. Participants will also learn from leading experts on stigma within the SUD and criminal justice fields about the manifestation of stigma at the structural and individual level and innovations to reduce stigma.