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Virtual Grand Rounds: Stigma and Substance Use

Silver Hill Hospital
Presented by:

Ryan Wade, M.D.
Attending Psychiatrist
Clinical Team Lead – Dual Diagnosis Transitional Living Program
Silver Hill Hospital

Wednesday, November 30th, 2022
11:30 am – 1:00 pm ET
Live Presentation via Zoom

This presentation will cover the concept of stigma, how societal stigma towards substance use has developed historically, and how this impacts both the development and treatment of substance use disorders. Additionally, we will review language and terminology that may unintentionally convey prejudice towards individuals with substance use disorders and discuss the use of more person-centered vocabulary when working with patients.

Educational Objectives
As a result of participating in this activity, learners should be able to:
1. Recognize stigma and the effect it has on patients with substance use disorders
2. Explore their personal views on substance use disorders
3. Identify stigmatizing language and how to communicate using more person-centered terminology

Accreditation Statement: Silver Hill Hospital is accredited by the Massachusetts Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement: Silver Hill Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This program has been approved for 1.5 Continuing Education Credit Hours by the National Association of Social Workers, CT and meets the continuing education criteria for CT Social Work Licensure renewal. Approval also meets the continuing education criteria for CT LMFTs, LPCs, and licensed psychologists.

Disclosure: No one in control of content has indicated a relevant financial relationship with an ACCME defined commercial interest.