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Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction

Stigma Podcast



Gord Garner, Executive Director of Community Addictions Peer Support Association joins the Evidence Podcast to talk about stigma and its effects on those battling substance use disorder. 

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Stigma Videos

CCSA CEO, Rita Notarandrea, discusses how words matter when discussing substance use disorders and problematic substance use. Education and awareness are key factors in learning to use language that is not stigmatizing when speaking about addiction and recovery.

Gord Garner, Chelsey June and Jaaji of Twin Flames chat about using positive language when discussing recovery from addiction.

Debbie Curtis, a mental health and addictions consultant, and Mary Fearon, director of the Blue Door Program, share how brain science is helping to address the stigma of addiction in Newfoundland and Labrador.


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