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Removing the Shame and Stigma of Substance Use Disorder
May 28 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Free Webinar sponsored by Scioto Connect and the HEALing Community Study.
In this course you will learn about the role that shame and stigma plays in substance use disorder (disease of addiction) by looking at the effect this has on the individual, families/caregivers, and communities. The course will the review the consequences of shame and stigma associated with the disease of addiction, why addiction is stigmatized within society, and solutions to address shame and stigma. Shame and stigma are a mark of disgrace and a set of negative beliefs held against a person, issue, or circumstance, often based off assumptions, judgements, and preconceived notions rather than facts. Participants will gain an understanding of the effect stigma has on the individual with substance use disorder and how it creates barriers to getting help through first-hand experiences and situations.