Stigma around addiction affects not only the individual suffering from the disease, but also the entire family. Stigma creates barriers to treatment, prevents people from reaching out for help, and isolates families impacted by addiction.
The National Association for Children of Addiction (NACoA) and JCOIN launched this course to educate individuals and families about the latest stigma research, as well as equip them with tools to respond. Participants will learn about the different types of stigma, the importance of using non-stigmatizing language, and innovations to reduce stigma in health and justice settings.
More about the course:
- Course goals: Improve knowledge about the experiences of stigma among individuals with a substance use disorder and that are justice-involved.
- Lessons learned: Difference types of stigma, the social construct of stigma, and strategies to address stigma.
- Length: 30 minutes
- Certification: Certificate of completion provided.