Stigma, Drugs and Policy: How Language Drives Change
Date: Thursday, July 9, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Stigma associated with substance use and addiction remains one of the biggest barriers to treatment for more than 20 million people in the U.S. How can we transform the way staff approach and deliver addiction care while fostering engagement among clients in recovery?
Join us Thursday, July 9, at 2 p.m. for “Stigma, Drugs and Policy: How Language Drives Change,” a webinar examining the application of resilience-oriented language principles to reduce barriers to recovery and improve service delivery. John Kelly, Ph.D., ABPP, Elizabeth R. Spallin professor of psychiatry in addiction medicine at Harvard Medical School, will guide us through strategies to shift the lens from stigma to affirming strengths-based approaches that you can adapt in your practice.
- Understand the importance of language in treating substance use disorders (SUD).
- Examine the evidence demonstrating the impact of stigmatizing language on the provision, quality and allocation of resources for SUD care.
- Identify strategies for addressing stigma in policy and practice settings using non-stigmatizing language.