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Das Stigma von Suchterkrankungen verstehen und überwinden = Understanding and overcoming the stigma of substance use disorders

Schomerus, Georg, Bauch, Alexandra, Elger, Bernice, Evans-Lacko, Sara, Frischknecht, Ulrich, Klingemann, Harald, Kraus, Ludwig, Kostrzewa, Regina, Rheinländer, Jacob, Rummel, Christina, Schneider, Wiebke, Speerforck, Sven, Stolzenburg, Susanne, Sylvester, Elke, Tremmel, Michael, Vogt, Irmgard, Williamson, Laura, Heberlein, Annemarie and Rumpf, Hans-Jürgen (2017) Das Stigma von Suchterkrankungen verstehen und überwinden = Understanding and overcoming the stigma of substance use disorders. SUCHT, 63. pp. 253-259. ISSN 0939-5911

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Identification Number: 10.1024/0939-5911/a000501

Abstract

Understanding and overcoming the stigma of substance use disorders Abstract. Stigma does harm to individuals with substance use disorders (SUD), and it increases the burden of SUDs. It presents a barrier to help seeking, results in lower treatment quality and increases social and health related consequences of SUDs. This applies to both the individual, societal and economic consequences of substance use. Moreover, stigmatizing persons with addictions is an ethical problem, since it discriminates against a certain group and infringes on their human dignity. Dealing with substance use disorders without stigma is possible. Eliminating the stigma of SUDs means finding better ways to deal with SUDs and to make these ways available to everyone. Instead of devaluing, marginalizing and disciplining persons with SUD, empowerment and appreciation need to be at the core of dealing with SUD in prevention, treatment and every day life.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: https://econtent.hogrefe.com/loi/suc
Additional Information: © 2017 Hogrefe Verlag
Divisions: Personal Social Services Research Unit
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Sets: Research centres and groups > Personal Social Services Research Unit (PSSRU)
Date Deposited: 30 Jan 2018 11:56
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2019 02:33
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/86580

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