STASH, Vol. 16(12) – Stigmatization of substance use disorders: Indigenous identity & treatment seeking intention

People living with a substance use disorder (SUD) are no strangers to stigma. A multinational study conducted by the World Health Organization found drug addiction to be more stigmatized than other social conditions, including criminal behavior and HIV positivity. Addiction-related stigma has harmful consequences. It can deter people from seeking and participating in treatment, contributing…