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Coming into the Light: Breaking the Stigma of Substance Use Disorders
February 27, 2019

Stigma is a major barrier preventing millions of people who are struggling with substance use from entering treatment today. This presentation is designed to help professionals break that stigma that creates an unnecessary barrier to treatment by understanding recovery oriented language and strategies that can be integrated into practice immediately.
Participants will:
Be able to identify use strengths based language to reduce stigma associated with substance use disorders.
Be able to conceptualize the factors that influence stigma associated with substance use disorders and their consequences.
Be able to discuss targets and interventions aimed at addressing stigma associated with substance use.