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Adfam. (2012) Challenging stigma: tackling the prejudice experienced by the families of drug and alcohol users. London: Adfam. 18 p.

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This new UK report looks at drug and alcohol-related stigma through the eyes of the family – not just parents, but partners, children and siblings too. They can all be abandoned by friends, isolated by workmates and even cut off by other family members.

Aims of this report:
• Improve awareness and understanding of 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


Item Type:Evidence resource
Publication Type:Report
Drug Type:Alcohol or other drugs in general
Intervention Type:Rehabilitation/Recovery, AOD disorder harm reduction
Source:Adfam
Date:October 2012
Pages:18 p.
Publisher:Adfam
Corporate Creators:Adfam
Place of Publication:London
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Subjects:L Social psychology and related concepts > Marital relations > Family and kinship > Family relations > Family role
F Concepts in psychology > Attitude and behaviour > Attitude toward drugs and alcohol > Attitude toward drugs and alcohol addict or user
L Social psychology and related concepts > Marital relations > Family and kinship > Family and drugs and alcohol > Drugs and alcohol related family problems
MA-ML Social science, culture and community > Sociocultural aspects of AOD use > Societal attitude toward drugs and alcohol
VA Geographic area > Europe > United Kingdom
L Social psychology and related concepts > Marital relations > Family and kinship > Family structure > Family support
MA-ML Social science, culture and community > Sociocultural discrimination concepts > Prejudice (stigma / discrimination)
A Drugs and alcohol use, abuse, and dependence > Drugs and alcohol effects and consequences

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