Removing the Shame and Stigma of Substance Use
Disorder (SUD) / Addiction (RSS-SUD) Program and Trainer Course
This trainer course will teach you how to deliver the program within your community(ies). To earn trainer designation, individuals complete one or more pre-requisite courses and program training via the web. Materials provided via the Trainer Resource Center allows program delivery via on site or webinar settings.
In this course you will learn about the role that shame and stigma plays in substance use disorder (disease of addiction) by looking at the effect this has on the individuals, families/caregivers, and communities. The course will the review the consequences of shame and stigma associated with the disease of addiction, why addiction is stigmatized within society, and solutions to address shame and stigma.
Shame and stigma is a mark of disgrace and a set of negative beliefs held against a person, issue, or circumstance, often based off assumptions, judgements, and preconceived notions rather than facts. Participants will gain an understanding of the effect stigma has on the individual with substance use disorder and how it creates barriers to getting help through first-hand experiences and situations.
This program is designed to be delivered to layperson or professionals within your community(ies). This includes, but not limited to:
Businesses, coalition and community members, correctional facilities, educators, faith groups, government, health care professionals, parents and caregivers, pharmacies, school nurses, senior living facilities, sober living communities, treatment and recovery centers, etc.
The training course provides the knowledge and information of the role that shame and
stigma play in treatment and recovery.
What You Will Learn
The program is customizable for the professional or layperson audiences. The program materials available for download from the Presenter Resource Center include: Presentation Powerpoint with Presenter Notes and Script, attendee leave behind - Quick Reference Sheet(s), Attendee Survey, and Certificate of Completion.
Successful completion of “The Brain and the Disease of Addiction” is a pre-requisite for being trained to deliver the program. This pre-requisite course includes a "Certificate of Completion" delivered upon achievement of 80% minimum passing grade on the final exam.
I. Overview of the Science of Addiction
II. Definitions: Stigma
b. Stigma Examples
c. Factors that Influence Stigma
d. Types of Stigma
III. How do we / Why do we Stigmatize?
a. Applying Socio-Ecological Model to Stigma
b. Labeling Theory
d. Setback (Relapse)
e. Moral Failing Belief
f. Self-Fulfilling Prophecy and Effect on Self-Esteem
IV. Impact of Shame and Stigma
c. Addiction Professionals
d. Healthcare System
f. Criminal Justice System:
c. Harm Reduction
d. Policy & Laws
e. Innovative Programs
f. Treatment Access / Continuation of Care
Program and Training Pricing
- Pre-Requisite: The Brain and the Disease of Addiction online training course with certificate of completion – $15/person
- Training: Removing the Shame and Stigma of Substance Use Disorder (Addiction) Trainer Course with certificate of completion. $150/trainer
- Course Kit: $45/trainer (Printed course materials, 75 pages)
- Program Access: $400/year (Provides access for one or more trainers within an organization to use the materials)
Interested in Becoming a Delivery Partner for this Program - But Have Questions?
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org | 844-554-3354 or click on the "Interested - Please Contact Me" button, complete a brief form and an Overdose Lifeline team member will contact you to answer your questions, review the presenter/trainer program details and talk about next steps.
I'm Ready - Register Me for the Trainer Program
If you do not have any questions, and are ready to begin the process to become a presenter / trainer of this program. Please click on the "Register for this Program" button and complete a short regsitration form. We ask presenters to register with Overdose Lifeline prior to getting access to the program resources, training and materials. This will allow Overdose Lifeline to provide presenters with ongoing support and updates and help to track and measure the program's reach and results.