Title

Are some of the stigmas of addictions culturally sanctioned?

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Psychiatry

Publication Date

2017-03-03

Document Type

Editorial

Disciplines

Mental and Social Health | Psychiatry | Psychiatry and Psychology | Substance Abuse and Addiction

Abstract

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

10.1192/bjp.bp.116.185421

Source

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

Journal/Book/Conference Title

The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science

Related Resources

Link to Article in PubMed

PubMed ID

28249945

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