Stigma and discrimination present a major barrier for people who use drugs to access the services they needed.
The following strategies will help you identify what you and your organization can do to reduce drug-related stigma and discrimination.
Explore your own values and beliefs about substance use and how they may impact how you work with people who consume alcohol/other drugs:
Ensure your organization complies with provincial policy and legislation that protects people from discrimination and requires a “duty to accommodate.”
Read more: The Stigma, Discrimination and Substance Use report details the experiences of people who use alcohol and other drugs in Toronto.