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Stigma and Self-Stigma in Addiction

Stigma and Self-Stigma in Addiction

Matthews, Dwyer, and Snoek

Posted in: Language & Stigma
Addictions are commonly accompanied by a sense of shame or self-stigmatization. Self-stigmatization results from public stigmatization in a process leading to the internalization of the social opprobrium attaching to the negative stereotypes associated with addiction.