Removing the Shame and Stigma of Addiction/SUD Training Provided by:
Course Overview In this course, you will learn about the role that shame and stigma play in substance use disorder (disease of addiction) by looking at the effect they have on individuals, families, caregivers, and communities. The course will 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.
What You Will Learn
Understand: The role of stigma and its effect on substance use disorder (disease of addiction). How stigma inhibits people from achieving long-term wellness and recovery.
Describe: Impact of shame and stigma on the individual and family/caregivers. The consequences of experienced stigma and shame and the impact on recovery, setback (relapse), and other social and health factors.
Eliminate: Judgements and negative attitudes towards the individuals suffering from the disease. Assumptions and negative preconceived notions of the disease and the individual. Stigma by association towards family/caregivers and addiction professionals.
Learn and Apply: Stigma-free language. Advocacy toolkit for elimination/removal of stigma.
We currently have 2 individuals trained to offer this program to the community. If you have a group that is interested in the "Removing the Shame and Stigma of Addiction/SUD" training, please contact Ally Raines and Larry Musselman for more information.