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Dianova Urges CICAD to Reduce Addiction Stigma

Dianova advocates the development of gender-sensitive programs and the implementation of specific modalities for women and girls. "I am addressing you on behalf of Dianova, a non-governmental organization with 26 members dedicated to bringing about social change in the Americas, Europe, Asia and Africa. For over 40 years, Dianova has...
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The Impact of Stigma on People with Substance Use Disorders

The #QuitStigmaNow campaign was launched in 13 countries worldwide and reached 3 million people approximately through the media and social networks - photo: Shutterstock On 26th June 2018, Dianova launched a campaign to raise awareness of the physical and psychological consequences of stigma among people facing substance use disorders (SUD)....
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Dianova Addresses Addiction Stigma at the CND

On March 18th, Kenneth Arctander represented Dianova International as a speaker at a side event titled ‘Addressing stigma: continuing the discussion' Reporters and journalists should avoid stigmatizing concepts that link “the drug problem” with violence, crime, drug trafficking and poverty said Arctander The side event was arranged by the UNODC,...
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Whitepaper: QuitStigmaNow in Health Services

Whitepaper: #QuitStigmaNow in the Health Services Drug Addiction is a public health issue. If we don't recognize it as such, we prevent drug users from having access to treatment on and we relegate them to lesser-quality treatments or programs. If we could remove the stigma, guilt and shame from the...
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Whitepaper: QuitStigmaNow in the Workplace

Whitepaper: #QuitStigmaNow in the Workplace It is a common belief that people who use drugs don't want to work. But they do. There are many reason why people use alcohol and other drugs. Some do so to increase their productivity or deal with a trauma unknown to the rest of...
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Whitepaper: QuitStigmaNow in the Media

Whitepaper: #QuitStigmaNow in the Media The media are crucial in how people who consume drugs are perceived. By sterotyping addiction we prevent people who have to face an addiction problem to seek the help they need. If we want to overcome addiction stigma, we must change the narrative. It is...
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Stigmatization in the Workplace

Dianova publishes a document about the stigma of substance use disorders in the workplace, the best practices to combat stigma and to implement an efficient substance use policy at work Because of stigma, many people who struggle with alcohol or drug use at work choose to stay silent about addiction...
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Consequences of Addiction Stigma

Despite the extent of the addiction problem, people must face a highly stigmatizing moral judgment from society as a whole Stigma can further compound the social difficulties experienced by people and lead to their solation and exclusion, with negative impacts on mental and physical health About 275 million people worldwide,...
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