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Stigma series

Stigma is a mark of disgrace and difference.

Generally, stigma occurs when people in society disapprove of, or hold negative attitudes toward, something. This means it is likely that many people have either felt stigmatised or held stigmatising beliefs at some point during their life.

Tackle stigma

Stigma can be attached to many human traits and behaviours, including sexuality, disability, ethnicity, gender and certain health conditions. People who use illicit drugs or experience a dependence on alcohol or other drugs are one example of a stigmatised group of people.

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