Are some of the stigmas of addictions culturally sanctioned
Department of Psychiatry
Mental and Social Health | Psychiatry | Psychiatry and Psychology | Substance Abuse and Addiction
We provide three examples of how addiction stigma is sanctioned: (a) discrimination against people with addictions is often legal; (b) public health communications frequently use stigma to promote prevention; (c) some programmes, such as '12 steps' promote self-stigma. The implications of sanctioned stigma for stigma-change programmes are then discussed.
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The British Journal of Psychiatry Mar 2017, 210 (3) 180-181; DOI: 10.1192/bjp.bp.116.185421. Link to article on publisher's website
Corrigan, Patrick; Schomerus, Georg; and Smelson, David A., "Are some of the stigmas of addictions culturally sanctioned" (2017). Psychiatry Publications and Presentations. 746.