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New from Shatterproof: Stigma Index

Publication Date: Nov 17, 2021

Stigma Index screen shotShatterproof and The Hartford co-developed the Shatterproof Addiction Stigma Index (SASI) – a first-of-its-kind measurement tool designed to assess attitudes about substance use and people who use substances from the public.

The Index shares powerful statistics that highlight the extensive negative perceptions about people with SUD: 

  • 75.2% of the public do not believe that a person with SUD is experiencing a chronic medical illness
  • 65.4% of respondents indicated they would not want someone with SUD marrying into their family
  • 46.1% of respondents with an opioid use disorder expressed feeling ashamed of themselves.

The Index also outlines next steps for Shatterproof's national movement to end the stigma surrounding addiction. 

Download the Shatterproof Addiction Stigma Index.

For more resources and information, visit the Great Lakes PTTC webpage:
Preventing and Reducing Stigma