Addressing Stigma and Health Disparities

People with substance use disorders (SUDs) face discrimination and negative bias from society, including people who provide healthcare or other services in the community. Stereotypes that generate prejudice, and ultimately to discrimination, stem from misinformed beliefs about addiction and are fueled further by systemic racism. Use the resources below to learn more about stigma and health disparities as they relate to addiction.

Reducing Stigmatizing Language and Behaviors in the Health Care Setting

Stigma and Health Disparities Across Special Populations


Race and Gender