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Reducing the Impact of Stigma in Pregnant and Parenting Persons with Substance Use Disorders


Session Description:

Substance Use Disorders (SUDs) are consistently ranked among the most devalued stigmatized characteristics world-wide. Increasing numbers of women across the lifespan are being diagnosed with SUDs. In addition, women with SUDs are experiencing unique and distinct differences in stigma related to their substance use. This stigma is coming from varied sources and through many different forms including mislabeling, misinformation, the media, and a devalued maternal/child relationship. Mothers frequently experience different types of adverse health encounters during the perinatal and postpartum period that also contribute to stigma. This presentation explores the stigma women with opioid use disorder and SUDs may encounter and examines strategies to decrease stigma and improve care for women and families.


This event is only for those attending the 2021 North Dakota Behavioral Health & Children and Family Services Conference. If you would like more information on this topic please reach out to Abby Moore at [email protected]


Starts: Oct. 26, 2021 10:00 am
Ends: Oct. 26, 2021 11:00 am
Registration Deadline
October 26, 2021
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