Penn State Webinar Covers Stigma, Substance Abuse

STATE COLLEGE PA – “Stigma and Substance Use” is the title of an upcoming webinar, hosted by Penn State Extension, that will focus on ways to help support, and reduce stigma that sometimes accompanies recovery from substance use.

The webinar, which relies on “evidence-based strategies,” is scheduled for online delivery Feb. 7 (2023; Tuesday) from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., and is intended for “anyone with a connection to someone with an addiction, or in recovery. The event is free to join, but advance registration is required. The registration deadline is Feb. 7 by 12:45 p.m.

The 75-minute session will begin with a sociohistorical explanation of stigma. Next, participants will learn how stigma creates barriers to recovery readiness. Instructors then will discuss numerous evidence-based stigma-reduction strategies for use in personal and professional situations.

The webinar will cover:

  • The roots of and thought processes related to stigma;
  • How stigma impacts recovery; and
  • Skills that reduce stigma and support recovery.

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