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Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction


Mar 22 2021

Webinar | Reducing Substance Use Stigma: The Role of First Responders

Location: Virtual

Date: March 22, 2021

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Date: March 22, 2021
Time: 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m., EST

Stigma is one of the biggest barriers people face when seeking and receiving care for substance use disorders. Direct service workers, including the law enforcement community, are often the first to respond to crisis situations with people experiencing substance-related harms, and they can play a major role in overcoming that stigma.

This webinar, targeted to members of the law enforcement community, will focus on reducing stigma by increasing awareness and understanding of:

  • Substance use and its relationship to mental health;
  • Stigma as a barrier for people seeking and accessing care;
  • The relationship between stigma and substance use;
  • Stigma’s impact on people who use substances, including law enforcement personnel, their families and communities.

Languages: English, with simultaneous interpretation available in French.

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