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Stigma and Substance Use Prevention Part 1: The Impacts of Stigma

May 4 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

This webinar will provide a broad overview of stigma and the importance of addressing it through what the research tells us and what is known through lived experience. The webinar will define stigma and explain how it can manifest in various substance use prevention settings and on the road to recovery. It will address the similarities and differences between public-, self-, and institutional-stigma and the role of both intentional and inadvertent stigma. The webinar will also discuss how stigma impacts substance use prevention outcomes and our ability to recovery. Additionally, it will explain why prevention professionals, other stakeholders, and the community-at-large need to address stigma.


  • Define stigma conceptually and from a recovered person’s perspective
  • Review the various forms of stigma and their effects on our ability to recover
  • Discuss the impact of stigma on prevention outcomes
  • Explain stigma’s ongoing impact on the road to recovery




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