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Attitudes and Stigma Around Addiction
The goal of the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) Clinical Trials Network webinar series is to help scholars and clinicians in the addiction field stay abreast of cutting edge science. In 2021, lectures will include the topics of combined use of opiates and stimulants, the role of stigma in the treatment of addiction and racial disparities in treatment.

In this session, Dr. John Kelly will discuss the fundamental causes of stigma and discrimination in relation to substance use disorder, review some of the paradoxical findings from the latest stigma research, and suggest how stigma and discrimination might be more systematically addressed to enhance the clinical care and outcomes of individuals suffering from substance use disorder.


At the conclusion of this activity, learners should be able to:

1. Identify two (2) major factors which underlie and contribute to addiction stigma.

2. Explain three (3) effective strategies for addressing stigma.

3. Determine optimal terminology to reduce stigma in at least two (2) clinical and policy communication scenarios. 

Sponsored by the Northwest and Pacific Southwest ATTCs and the Western States Node of the NIDA Clinical Trials Network.

Oct 27, 2021 11:00 AM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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