The Management of Stigma in Recreational Drug Users

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Author: David Pere Martínez Oró, Doctor in Social Psychology, IGenus Foundation

Published by: Dianova Spain (Infonova 27 – first semester 2015)

Three categories of users are presented: the self-stigmatized ones, who tend to reproduce stigma despite being drug and alcohol users themselves; the cautious ones, who conceal their characteristics in certain contexts to avoid stigma; and the bold ones, who present themselves as addicted, this conditions being an attribute like any other.

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