Substance use disorders are among the most stigmatized health conditions in the U.S. This research brief examines how the language we use to describe people with substance use disorders impact how they are perceived and how willing we are to accept them into our social and professional circles.
recovery, substance use disorders, stigma
Behavior and Behavior Mechanisms | Other Chemicals and Drugs | Social Psychology and Interaction
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The author acknowledges the study’s co-authors, Dr. Brenda Curtis and Robert Ashford, as well as Dr. John Kelly who provided input for the original project. Additional acknowledgement to the team at the Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion for editing and guidance.
McNeill Brown, Austin, "“He’s Not Marrying my Daughter”: Stigma against People in Recovery from Substance Use Disorder" (2020). Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion: Population Health Research Brief Series. 82.
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