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Kilian, Carolin and Manthey, Jakob and Carr, Sinclair and Hanschmidt, Franz and Rehm, Jürgen and Speerforck, Sven and Schomerus, Georg (2021) Stigmatization of people with alcohol use disorders: an updated systematic review of population studies. Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research, Early online, . doi: 10.1111/acer.14598.

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BACKGROUND: We summarize research on the public stigmatization of persons with alcohol use disorder (AUD) in comparison with other mental health conditions and embed the results into a conceptual framework of the stigma process.

RESULTS: We identified 20,561 records, of which 24 met the inclusion criteria, reporting results from 16 unique studies conducted in 9 different countries. Compared to substance-unrelated mental disorders, persons with AUD were generally less likely to be considered mentally ill, while they were perceived as being more dangerous and responsible for their condition. Further, the public desire for social distance was consistently higher for people with AUD. We found no consistent differences in the public stigma toward persons with AUD in comparison with other substance use disorders.

CONCLUSION: The stigmatization of persons with AUD remains comparatively high and is distinct from that of other substance-unrelated disorders.


Item Type
Article
Publication Type
International, Open Access, Review, Article
Drug Type
Alcohol
Intervention Type
Harm reduction
Date
10 May 2021
Identification #
doi: 10.1111/acer.14598
Volume
Early online
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