The MMT-SMS measures enacted stigma (experiences of discrimination from others in the past or present), anticipated stigma (expectations of experiencing discrimination from others in the future), and internalized stigma (endorsement and application of negative beliefs and feelings about people receiving methadone and applying them to the self) among people receiving methadone maintenance treatment (MMT). Enacted and anticipated stigma from family members, employers, and healthcare workers are measured. The scale may be adapted for persons experienced with other forms of medication-assisted therapy for opioid use disorders.
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By Katie Tarantowicz It is no secret that bullying experiences in youth can affect people’s lives. They may lead to poor mental health, emotionally scaring people who are targeted by bullying. We’ve all experienced a few bullying assemblies in grade school where they teach us to “treat others how you would want to be treated” […]
Weight and race-based bullying: Health associations among urban adolescents By Julie Bender What did we already know? Since our first day of preschool, teachers have been pounding the same saying into our brains. My elementary school even had these words written in huge letters in the cafeteria: “Treat others the way you would like to […]
Intended responses to rape as functions of attitudes, attributions of fault, and emotions -By Jacque Buck We’ve all heard the stories – Brock Turner, Ben Roethlisberger, Bill Cosby. Sexual assault or rape cases covered and picked apart by the media that caused outrage throughout the nation. In response to publicized cases like these, it […]