This one day training will give participants a distinct set of knowledge and skills to help them understand and address barriers to services experienced by people with drug and alcohol problems.
By the end of this course participants will have:
- Recall the meaning of stigma and the theory relating to stigma
- Identify and understand the specific stigma attached to people who use substances, people in treatment or in recovery from substance use
- Describe the consequences of the cycle of stigma
- Identify your own attitudes and beliefs towards treatment options and treatment outcomes for substances
- Identify language and practice which de-stigmatises people affected by substance use
- Challenge stigma attached to people who use substances, people in treatment or in recovery from substance use.
Who should attend?
Any professional who works or comes into regular contact with adults and young people struggling with alcohol or drug use and wants to widen their knowledge about the stigma and its impact for those experiencing substance use problems.