The New England ATTC in partnership with RICARES is providing a basic/universal TA session titled “Understanding stigma through the lived experiences of people with opioid use disorder” on 9/21/23 from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM. This project explores the lived experiences of persons who were in recovery from OUD or a family member of someone with OUD with a focus on stigma. In looking at the stories told by people with OUD, researchers in this study found three main types of stigma that were described by people who participated in the study (storytellers): 1) Social stigma, 2) Self-stigma, and 3) Structural stigma. Stigma can impact people with OUD in multiple different ways, at different times in their treatment and recovery journeys. Hearing these stories can help us better understand the lived experience of stigma and how to reduce stigma in the future.
Article link: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/37390780/