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Shattering the Stigma and Shedding the Shame

Wednesday, October 23
9:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Location: Coronado Springs Resort, Coronado L
CE: 1.5

Primary Presenter(s)

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      Brooke Feldman, MSW

      Trainer
      Substance Use Disorders Institute, Univ. of the Sciences

      Disclosure: CleanSlate Centers (Employment): Salary

Co-Presenter(s)

  • Gail Scott, MPH

    Graduate Researcher
    University of the Sciences

    Disclosure: Nothing to disclose

Stigma and shame serve as the top barriers to wellness and recovery. This presentation will provide historical context for the social stigma surrounding substance use in America and explain the negative impact of that stigma for individuals, families and communities. The roles of stigma and internalized shame will be explored in relation to drug policy, recovery advocacy, SUD prevention, harm reduction, SUD treatment and the many pathways to sustained wellness and/or long-term recovery. Handouts will include positive language guidelines that reflect the cultural differences of recovery communities.

Learning Objectives:

  • Upon Completion: Participants will be able to describe the history of stigma surrounding substance use in America
  • List three ways in which stigma and shame negatively impacts access to wellness and recovery
  • Participants will be able to describe at least three strategies for shattering stigma and supporting others in shedding the shame

Like too many New Yorkers, I know what it's like to lose a loved one to addiction—there’s an empty chair at our family table where my nephew, Michael, should be. This is personal for me. Today we’re taking action to combat the opioid epidemic and offer New Yorkers hope. Thread⬇️

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