Stigma & Language: The Words we use Matter

Learning Objectives: Identify less obvious stigma that persists within the substance use and recovery domains of workforce and service delivery Demonstrate subtle stigma and discriminating language pertaining to individuals utilizing medications for opioid use disorder Model effective ways to address these more subtle stigmas

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Words Matter: Utilizing Powerful Language to Eliminate Stigma

Language is one of our most powerful tools when combating the effects of stigma within the recovery community. This session will focus on how to utilize our words to create greater inclusivity, apply strategies to de-stigmatize individuals with Substance Use Disorder, and perform language audits within your organization. Stigma and Language The Words We Use…

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