Course Detail: SJSHSX - Stop Judging, Start Healing Summit Exhibitors
Stigma is defined as a set of negative beliefs that a group or society holds about a topic or group of people. The World Health Organization has classified stigma as having a detrimental effect on the treatment of individuals and is a huge barrier to recovery. Public attitudes about various stigmatizing conditions indicate that individuals with a substance use disorder are viewed more negatively than individuals with a mental health disorder. This stigma promotes the vicious cycle that is embedded in the disease of substance use disorder. In the state of Alabama, stigma presents as a barrier to seeking treatment and directly affects the way an individual views themselves. The goal of this summit is to address stigma, as it relates to individuals with a substance use disorder, by dispelling myths, educating on evidence-based practices, and bringing awareness to this public health issue.
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