Thoughts on Stigma & our language around addiction

April 15, 2018 Daniel Snyder - Mindful Hope

What are the consequences of stigma? Stigma discriminates, it isolates, it disconnects people, it has a significant impact on the quality of life, it delays treatment, it can kill people. Research has demonstrated that substance use disorders are more highly stigmatised than other health conditions.

Moms Stop The Harm an advocacy group in Western Canada recently addressed this issue in a recent facebook post written as an open letter to the CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation).

Thoughts on Stigma & our language around addiction