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Home > The Impact of stigma on treatment services for people with substance use disorders during the COVID-19 pandemic-perspectives of NECPAM members.

Dannatt, Lisa and Ransing, Ramdas and Calvey, Tanya and Scheibein, Florian and Saad, Noha Ahmed and Shirasaka, Tomohiro and Ramalho, Rodrigo and Pant, Sagun and Vadivel, Ramyadarshni and Siste, Kristiana and Stowe, M J and Kalita, Kamal Narayan and Boujraf, Saïd and Testa, Roberta and Arya, Sidharth and Morgan, Nirvana and Grandinetti, Paolo (2021) The Impact of stigma on treatment services for people with substance use disorders during the COVID-19 pandemic-perspectives of NECPAM members. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 12, p. 634515. doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2021.634515.

External website: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC79828...

Stigma is a mark of shame, disgrace, or disapproval which results in an individual being rejected, discriminated against, and excluded from society. Stigma toward individuals with substance use disorders (SUDs) affects the emotional, mental, and physical health of individuals. People with SUD are often viewed as unpredictable, dangerous, and morally responsible for their condition. These prejudiced and discriminatory views of the community may lead to reduced access to care, inability to make decisions regarding treatment, and forced or coerced treatment. Further, stigma negatively affects the policies and programs intended for the management of substance use and other addictive disorders.....


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