Challenging Stigma: Tackling the Prejudice Experienced by Families of Drug and Alcohol Users

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Stigma and drug use have been associated for a long time, and in recent years they have been popular topics of debate and the focus of a growing body of research. But in the same way that families have often been absent in other drug policy discussions, their perspective on stigma is much less widely researched. This report aims to:

  • Improve awareness and understanding how stigma affects family members of drug and alcohol users, and drug and alcohol users themselves
  • Codify existing literature around the topic and provide additional, emotive person centred perspectives
  • Create a successful platform through which to engage with multiple stakeholder groups around the stigma experienced by drug and alcohol users and their families