A NACoA Course: Addressing the Stigma around Substance Use Disorders



Substance use disorders (SUD) are some of the most highly stigmatized health conditions worldwide, and stigma creates barriers to early intervention, screening, treatment, and effective recovery, particularly in healthcare and criminal justice settings.


This course was developed by Addiction Policy Forum, National Association for Children of Addiction (NACoA) and JCOIN to educate individuals and families about the latest stigma research, as well as equip them with tools to respond. Participants will learn about the different types of stigma, the social construct of stigma, the importance of using non-stigmatizing language, and innovations to reduce stigma in health and justice settings. The course takes approximately 30 minutes to complete, and features leading experts on stigma within the SUD and criminal justice fields.


Certificates of participation are provided upon completion of the course.


(Free access; registration required)