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How We Can Overcome the Stigma of Addiction - USA Today

Sep 29, 2017 3:00:00 PM

Addiction Policy Forum
Written by Addiction Policy Forum

Addiction Policy Forum is a nationwide nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating addiction as a major health problem. Our national headquarters is located in Washington, DC with resources and services in every state.

 
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In this article, released today on Media Planet and featured by USA Today, Emily Gawlak reflects on a conversation between industry leaders Jessica Hulsey Nickel (Addiction Policy Forum), Gary Mendell (Shatterproof), and Patty McCarthy Metcalf (Faces & Voices of Recovery) about the stigma surrounding substance use disorders and how shame can erect barriers to effective prevention, treatment, and recovery. 
 
 
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