Author(s)/Creator(s)

Austin McNeill BrownFollow

Funder(s)

National Institute on Drug Abuse, the National Institute of Health, Friends Hospital, The Center for Young Adult Addiction and Recovery at Kennesaw State University, Substance Use Disorders Institute at the University of the Sciences

Description/Abstract

People with substance use disorders (SUDs) are highly stigmatized worldwide. This research brief describes the results from several studies on unconscious bias and negative language used to describe individuals with SUDs.

Document Type

Issue Brief

Keywords

substance use disorder, stigma, language

Disciplines

Social Psychology and Interaction | Substance Abuse and Addiction

Date

11-19-2019

Acknowledgements

The author thanks Dr. Shannon Monnat and the Lerner Center research team for inputs and edits on earlier versions of this brief. The author also acknowledges assistance and guidance from Dr. John Kelly and the MGH team, Dr. Brenda Curtis, Arielle Ashford, Robert Ashford, and the research team at Kennesaw State University.

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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