Scotland launches national campaign to tackle the stigma of addiction

Alcohol and problematic drug use are significant issues in Scotland, causing damage to people’s lives, families and communities, and contributing to violence and crime. Not only can stigma relating to substance use impact an individuals wellbeing, but it can prevent people from coming forward and getting the help they need. Consequently, Scotland has launched a national campaign to tackle the stigma of addiction. Television and newspaper adverts and posters on billboards will emphasise that a

Forward: A guide to support the wellbeing of youth and adults impacted by a parent's drug or alcohol use

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 "Forward: A Free guide to support the Wellbeing of Youth and Adults who have been Impacted by a Parent's Drug or Alcohol use." 

The newly released guide, Forward, is the first of its kind. It is intended to increase a youth's understanding of their experiences with a parent's drug or alcohol use while empowering them to use their incredible resilience to move forward with hope and healing.

Perspectives of healthcare providers, service users, and family members about mental illness stigma in primary care settings: A multi-site qualitative study of seven countries in Africa, Asia, and Europe

Mirja Koschorke,Nathalie Oexle,Uta Ouali,Anish V. Cherian,Vayankarappadam Deepika,Gurucharan Bhaskar Mendon,Dristy Gurung,Lucie Kondratova,Matyas Muller,Mariangela Lanfredi,Antonio Lasalvia,Andrea Bodrogi,Anna Nyulászi,Mario Tomasini,Rabih El Chammay,Racha Abi Hana,Yosra Zgueb,Fethi Nacef,Eva Heim,Anaïs Aeschlimann,Sally Souraya,Maria Milenova,Nadja van Ginneken,Graham Thornicroft,Brandon A. Kohrt
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Stigma among healthcare providers is a barrier to the effective delivery of mental health services in primary care. Few studies have been conducted in primary care settings comparing the attitudes of healthcare providers and experiences of people with mental illness who are service users in those facilities. Such research is necessary across diverse global settings to characterize stigma and inform effective stigma reduction.

International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction: Call for Papers

A special issue of the International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction will be devoted to empirical papers and related to Stigma, Mental Illness and Substance Use. The special issue is intended to highlight a broad range of issues, perspectives and stigma reduction approaches from anthropology, history, medicine, policy sciences, psychiatry, psychology, public health, social sciences. The International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction are particularly interested in manuscripts that discuss and evaluate and different

Introduction to stigma


Kicking off the Spotlight on Stigma series, this seminar covers some of the key concepts and ideas in stigma. We will hear from key community leaders regarding the central stigma-related issues of concern and the strengths communities have in managing stigma and its effects.

Spotlight on Stigma 

Massive open online course for Brazilian healthcare providers working with substance use disorders: Curriculum design

Monteiro, E.P., Gomide, H.P. & Remor, E. Massive open online course for Brazilian healthcare providers working with substance use disorders: curriculum design. BMC Med Educ 20, 240 (2020).
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Interpersonal and technical skills are required for the care of people living with substance use disorders. Considering the applicability and usability of online courses as continuing professional education initiatives, this study aimed to describe the content design process of an introductory-level healthcare-centered Massive Open Online Course (MOOC).