Stigma and People Who Use Drugs

There is an extensive body of literature documenting the stigma associated with alcohol and other drug problems. No physical or psychiatric condition is more associated with social disapproval and discrimination than substance dependence. For people who use drugs, or are recovering from problematic drug use, stigma can be a barrier to a wide range of opportunities and rights.

Drug Use
Strengthening Families
Drug Testing Policies
Women and Gender in the Drug War
Mass Criminalization
Drug Replacement and Maintenance Therapy
Syringe Access
Drug Overdose
Supervised Injection Facilities
Discrimination Against Drug Users
Drug Treatment
911 Good Samaritan Fatal Overdose Prevention Law
Fact Sheet