Preventing Substance Use Disorder Related Stigma

1:00pm - March 17, 2022 thru 2:30pm - March 17, 2022 | Timezone: US/Eastern
Central East PTTC
Registration Deadline: March 17, 2022
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Date: March 17, 2022 Blank space (transparent) for table Format: Webinar Blank space (transparent) for table Contact Hours: 1.25 
Time: 1 PM—2:30 PM ET Blank space (transparent) for table Cost: FREE Blank space (transparent) for table  


Substance use disorder (SUD) is one of the most highly stigmatized health conditions in the world. This stigma creates barriers to early intervention, screening, treatment, and effective recovery. It also results in a lack of general public support for legislation that provides meaningful reform and fiscal support to prevention, treatment, and recovery.

This webinar will focus on how to prevent stigma. Topics covered will include responding to misconceptions about substance use disorder, such as waiting for “rock bottom” and “teens are going to drink anyway, so they might as well do it at home”. The webinar will also discuss evidence-based strategies that can help to prevent stigma, such as increased addiction literacy.


  • Understand how to address common misconceptions about substance use disorders.
  • Understand how to increase addiction literacy
  • Understand how to combat stigma.



Jessica HusleyJessica Husley, BA is the Executive Director of the Addiction Policy Forum, a national nonprofit organization that leads the fight against the deadly consequences of addiction and helps patients, families, and communities affected by the disease. Jessica has more than 25 years of experience in the field of prevention, treatment, and policy solutions to address substance use disorders and has collaborated with our nation’s top scientists to translate the science of addiction into digestible content for patients, families, and other key audiences.                                                                       




In order to be eligible for the 1.25 contact hours/certificate of attendance, you must join the live webinar in Zoom

Certificates are provided by the DBH Training Institute. You MUST be registered for this event through the DBH Training Institute in order to be eligible for a certificate of attendance. Approximately 2 weeks after completing this training, log in to your DBH Training Institute account and go to "My Certificates." Make sure your pop-up blocker is turned off or you will not be able to view or print your certificate. Please contact the DBH Training Institute if you have further questions about the certificate process.

If you are having issues accessing the room/application at the time of the event: Please email [email protected] at the start of the webinar so that we can assist you.