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Substance Use Disorders and Nursing Care

This guide is to assist you in research topics related to addiction, treatment and recovery of these disorders as well as trauma-informed care, related stigma and harm reduction avenues. Here you will find information on the various substances commonly fo



To reduce stigma for people who use drugs, diverse approaches and principles can be operationalized in practice to create non-judgemental, destigmatized care. Although we will look at how these approaches will promote destigmatizing care when applied to those who use substances, these principles can really be applied to everyone you are caring for, regardless of the persons' presentation or care needs.

This module includes informative books, ebooks, journals, databases, videos, and more to assist you with learning and understanding more about the benefits of adopting destigmatizing care approaches into practice.

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Stop the Stigma- Substance Use Disorder

Outcomes of our Current Drug Policies

Stigma and Discrimination in the Language of Addiction, Dr. Kenneth Tupper

Dr. Kenneth Tupper, Director, Implementation and Partnerships, British Columbia Centre for Substance Use, discusses the stigmatizing terminology of addiction.

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