How trauma impacts the brain: reducing stigma around addiction and substance use

“Stigma is best understood as a deeply held set of false beliefs about a group of people with at least one attribute in common. This allows the judgement, oppression and discrimination of those people to take place. This is done by either overt actions or silent complicity with those actions.”

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“Through collaboration with Canadian Centre on Substance Use / Centre canadien sur les dépendances, CAPSA, and the amazing students at Stigma Ends at CU, they put together an incredible script, and filmed with the help of Carleton University Teaching & Learning Services. From writing to filming to scoring, the team worked incredibly hard to bring this vision to life.”

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“Even though we talked about how trauma can lead to addiction, there are many other factors that can also contribute to someone developing an addiction, such as genetics, personality, and mental illness. There’s so much value in learning about addiction. And I believe it is the key to reducing stigma. Stigma around addiction is very real, and it is the biggest barrier for people trying to seek treatment. Join the movement with thousands of others working to reduce stigma around substance use and addiction.”

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