Stigma Course for State and Local Leaders: Addressing the Stigma around Substance Use Disorders

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Stigma Course for State and Local Leaders: Addressing the Stigma around Substance Use Disorders

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.

  • Course goals: Improve knowledge about the experiences of stigma among individuals with a substance use disorder and that are justice-involved.
  • Lessons learned: Different types of stigma, the social construct of stigma, and strategies to address stigma.
  • Audience: State and local government leaders, practitioners, policymakers
  • Length: 30 minutes
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Addiction Policy Forum and The Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center

Learn more about Addiction Policy Forum at addictionpolicy.org

Certificate of Completion: Yes

Est. Time to Complete: 30 Min.

Difficulty Level: Beginner/Basic