The Substance Use Stigma Reduction Collaborative is a working group established by Penn State University’s Consortium on Substance Use and Addiction consisting of academic scholars, professionals, and practitioners throughout Penn State University.
The mission of the collaborative is to examine and understand stigma toward substance use to identify ways to reduce its impacts. Collaborative members work together to conduct research on the impact stigma has on substance use, examine ways to address stigma toward substance use in practice, and identify opportunities to connect with community members to implement initiatives to address stigma toward substance use.
Members of the collaborative meet monthly to discuss ongoing internal and external collaborations, initiatives, and contemporary issues to address substance use disorder treatment and recovery.
If you would like to join the Collaborative, please email Dr. Glenn Sterner at [email protected]
The 1st Annual Summit on Substance Use Disorder Stigma Reduction at Penn State University will take place on September 22nd, 2022.
The event will take place in-person at the HUB-Robeson Center located on the Pennsylvania State University Park Campus, State College, from 9:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.
The Summit on Substance Use Disorder Stigma Reduction is an interdisciplinary event that brings together practitioners and scholars from a range of fields (e.g., public health, government and public policy, psychology, criminal justice) to consider research, policy, and practice around the issue of stigma reduction in the field.
This event is supported by generous contributions from the Penn State University Consortium on Substance Use and Addiction and The Douglas W. Pollock Center for Addiction Outreach and Research.
To learn more about the event, pricing, or registration, please visit our event site by clicking here.
If you are interested in submitting an abstract or presenting at the event, please click here.
For general event questions or concerns, please email Erin Bergner at [email protected]