Stigma associated with substance use disorders is strong in the US, yet research aiming to understand and address this stigma is limited in comparison to research on stigma associated with other characteristics. I am exploring experiences of stigma among young people receiving treatment for substance use disorders and their parents or caregivers via qualitative interviews. Stigma experienced by both young people themselves and their parents or caregivers may undermine achievement of treatment goals. This project is funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (K12HS022986).
Valerie Earnshaw, PhD
Assistant Professor and CEHD Faculty Scholar
Human Development and Family Studies
University of Delaware
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