Substance Use Disorders and Stigma: Research, Racial Disparities and Promising Approaches

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), substance use disorder (SUD) is one of the most stigmatized psychiatric conditions worldwide. In 2018, 16 percent of individuals with a SUD did not seek treatment because they worried that it would have a negative impact on their employment; and approximately 15 percent felt it would impact their community’s view of them. This stigma leads to discrimination in health care, criminal justice, employment, child custody, and housing, especially in rural communities where treatment and recovery resources may be scarce.

Guest speakers will discuss the latest research on stigma, the interplay of racial disparities and stigma and promising practices to end the stigma surrounding addiction. 

Nora Volkow, Director, National Institute on Drug Abuse
Vicky Cornell, Chris and Vicky Cornell Foundation
Jessica Hulsey, Addiction Policy Forum
Camille Schrier, Miss America, Doctor of Pharmacy Student
Beverly Watts Davis, WestCare Foundation
Dr. Valerie Earnshaw, University of Delaware

This virtual conversation is presented by The Addiction Policy Forum and Toni and Christopher Cornell.

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Event Details

November 19, 2020
10:30 am - 12:30 pm