Stigma & Substance Abuse

Stigma and treatment for alcohol disorders in the United States. Keyes, K. M., Hatzenbuehler, M. L., McLaughlin, K. A., Link, B., Olfson, M., Grant, B. F., & Hasin, D. (2010). American journal of epidemiology, 172(12), 1364-1372.

A link between highly stigmatized views of alcoholism and a lack of services suggests that stigma reduction should be integrated into public health efforts to promote alcohol treatment. Read article here.

The stigma of alcohol dependence compared with other mental disorders: a review of population studies. Schomerus, G., Lucht, M., Holzinger, A., Matschinger, H., Carta, M. G., & Angermeyer, M. C. (2011). Alcohol and Alcoholism, 46(2), 105-112.

Alcoholism is a particularly severely stigmatized mental disorder. Cultural differences are likely, but under-researched. Possible reasons for the differences between the stigma of alcoholism and of other mental diseases and the consequences for targeted anti-stigma initiatives are explored. Read article here.