Preventing and Reducing Stigma: Prevention

According to the 2017 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, about 8 out of 10 people with a mental health condition reported experiencing shame and stigma that prevented them from seeking treatment. Stigma can be defined as an attribute, behavior, or condition that socially discredits an individual or populations in various capacities. Stigma disproportionately influences health outcomes and psychological well-being of individuals with mental health and SUD. Prevention practitioners are in a unique position to reduce the stigma surrounding substance misuse.


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