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Understanding Stigma Training Course

October 13, 2017

Forth Valley Alcohol and Drug Partnership (FVADP) and the Scottish Drugs Forum (SDF) are holding a training session on “Understanding Stigma:  Promoting Inclusive Attitudes and Practice” on the following dates:

  • Friday 29th September at Signpost Recovery, Cooperage Way, Alloa, FK10 3LP
  • Wednesday 13th October at the Camelon Community Education Centre, Abercrombie Street, Camelon, FK1 4HA

This training will cover how stigma impacts upon people who use alcohol and other drugs and the services they use, and aims to give participants a distinct set of knowledge and skills to help them understand and address drug-related stigma.

Stigma can have a profound impact upon the lives of people who use alcohol and other drugs, or those who have a history of substance use.  The impact of stigma can permeate numerous aspects of a person’s life, such as their health and wellbeing, relationships, education and employment prospects and socioeconomic status.

Family, friends, service providers and institutions often place numerous expectations on people who use substances to engage in change behaviour. However, the social context that creates and perpetuates the cycle of stigma is rarely considered or challenged.

Through developing a greater awareness of the wider context that the cycle of stigma fosters, participants will be able to identify new approaches for fostering enhanced relationships with service users.

To book your place, or for further information, please contact FVADP by email:  FV-UHB.FVADP@nhs.net

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Forth Valley Drug and Alcohol Partnership


Camelon Community Education Centre
Abercrombie Street
Camelon, FK1 4HA
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