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.
DOI of Published Version
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
The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science
Corrigan P, Schomerus G, Smelson DA. (2017). Are some of the stigmas of addictions culturally sanctioned?. Psychiatry Publications and Presentations. https://doi.org/10.1192/bjp.bp.116.185421. Retrieved from https://escholarship.umassmed.edu/psych_pp/746