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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:A Substance use, abuse, and dependence > Effects and consequences
B Substances > Alcohol
F Concepts in psychology > Attitude and behaviour > Attitude toward substance use > Attitude toward person who uses substances (user)
L Social psychology and related concepts > Marital relations > Family and kinship > Family structure > Family support
L Social psychology and related concepts > Marital relations > Family and kinship > Family relations > Family role
L Social psychology and related concepts > Marital relations > Family and kinship > Family and substance use > Substance related family problems
MA-ML Social science, culture and community > Sociocultural aspects of substance use > Societal attitude toward substance use
MA-ML Social science, culture and community > Sociocultural discrimination concepts > Prejudice (stigma / discrimination)
VA Geographic area > Europe > United Kingdom

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