CCSA: Overcoming Stigma Through Language (Primer)

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Stigma is a significant barrier to wellness and good health for people who use substances.


1. Explanation of what stigma is and how it impacts people

2. A snapshot of substance use in Canada

3. Resources to help talk about stigma and substance use disorders.

The goal of this primer is to facilitate conversations and increase awareness of the stigma surrounding people who use substances, their support networks and service providers in the community.

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