Preventing and Reducing Stigma: Research

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A growing body of research explores prevention's impact on stigma.

Intervening within and across levels: A multilevel approach to stigma and public health
Cook, J. E., Purdie-Vaughns, V., Meyer, I. H., & Busch, J. T. (2014) Social Science & Medicine, 103, 101-109. 

The Public Stigma of Mental Illness and Drug Addiction: Findings from a Stratified Random Sample
Corrigan, P.W., Kuwabara, SA., O’Shaughnessy, J. (2009). Journal of Social Work. (9)(2): 139-147

Does our choice of substance-related terms influence perceptions of treatment need? An empirical investigation with two commonly used terms. Kelly, J. F., Dow, S. J., & Westerhoff, C. (2010). Journal of Drug Issues, 40(4), 805-818 

Does it matter how we refer to individuals with substance-related conditions? A randomized study of two commonly used terms.
Kelly, J. F., & Westerhoff, C. M. (2010). International Journal of Drug Policy, 21(3), 202-207

Stop Talking "Dirty": Clinicians, Language, and Quality of Care for the Leading Cause of Preventable Death in the United States
Kelly, J. F., Wakeman, S. E., & Saitz, R. (2015). The American journal of medicine128(1), 8-9.

The effectiveness of interventions for reducing stigma related to substance use disorders: a systematic review.
Livingston, J. D., Milne, T., Fang, M. L., & Amari, E. (2012). Addiction107(1), 39-50.VAddiction, 107(1), 39-50

Stigma in health facilities: why it matters and how we can change it
Nyblade, L., Stockton, M. A., Giger, K., Bond, V., Ekstrand, M. L., Mc Lean, R., ... & Turan, J. (2019).  BMC medicine17(1), 1-15.

Ending Discrimination Against People with Mental and Substance Use Disorders: The Evidence for Stigma Change.
Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. Download the complete PDF.

The influence of structural stigma and rejection sensitivity on young sexual minority men's daily tobacco and alcohol use.
Pachankis, J. E., Hatzenbuehler, M. L., & Starks, T. J. (2014). Social Science & Medicine, 103, 67-75

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