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Combating Stigma in Substance Use Treatment

Event Type
Professional Development
School of Social Work
Sep 22, 2023   9:00 am - 12:00 pm  
$30 for CEUs, $10 for no CEUs
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Amy Frederick

September 22, 2023
9:00am - 12:00pm
Zoom Webinar
$30 for 3.0 CEUs (LCSW/LSW or LCPC/LPC) or $10 for no CEUs

This training will take a practical look at issues of stigma in substance use treatment.  The presenters will overview two recent studies about stigma from the Center for Prevention and Research Development (CPRD) at the University of Illinois School of Social Work.  The training will also feature a discussion around peer recovery models and how these models are a valuable resource in combating stigma in substance use treatment.  The training aims to educate individuals and communities about the negative impact of stigma on individuals struggling with substance use disorders. The training seeks to promote empathy, reduce judgment, and create a more supportive environment for those affected by substance use.

 Learning objectives include: 

1. Define substance use stigma and its manifestations, including stereotypes, negative attitudes, and discrimination.
2. Recognize how substance use stigma exacerbates the challenges faced by individuals with substance use disorders.
3. Learn the importance of using non-stigmatizing language when discussing substance use and addiction.  
4. Understand the importance of providing a supportive environment during recovery.
5. Understand the importance of addressing systemic factors that contribute to stigma.

Douglas Smith, LCSW | Professor, Illinois Social Work
Mike Tyson | Executive Director, Take Action Today
Corey Campbell and Alex Lee | PhD Students, Illinois Social Work

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