Shift the Focus: Stigma–Are you guilty?


Our society perpetuates the stigma associated with substance use and addiction. The disapproval of the topic negatively impacts public health interventions; in turn, those suffering from addiction and their relatives addiction find themselves in difficult financial and medical situations. This article looks into how stigma is based on assumptions and, or, preconceptions about an issue, but rarely is it based on facts. Research by Susan Sherman is mentioned.