Research Based Messaging to Destigmatize SUD and to Motivate Change

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Stigma is consistently identified as one of the biggest barriers to preventing, treating, recovering from, and reducing the harm of substance use disorders. There are ways to talk about substance use disorders that specifically help the public build a new understanding and commitment to address the problem. The presenter will share a current project that used research-based messaging and moved a community to action. Participants will learn specific elements of messaging that can reduce or reinforce stigma, identify and practice messaging to imbed into their work with individuals, organizations, or communities, and explore how to use this newfound knowledge to guide effective change. 


Elizabeth Blackwell-Moore  Liz Blackwell-Moore has been working in the field of substance use and chronic disease prevention since 2000, first in direct service as a case manager and for the last 15 years specializing in substance use prevention. read more…


  • 3.25 contact hours for nurses, psychologists, social workers, licensed clinical professional counselors, continuing health education specialists, corrections and behavioral health professionals. Pending for alcohol and drug counselors.


Friday, February 7, 2020 Snow Date

Check-in will begin at 8:00 a.m. 

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