Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Jonathan D. Avery, Joseph J. Avery
    Pages 1-4
  3. Steve Matthews
    Pages 5-32
  4. Lindsey M. Rodriguez, Lauren Prestwood
    Pages 55-69
  5. Sarah E. Wakeman
    Pages 71-80
  6. Jonathan D. Avery
    Pages 81-92
  7. Linda Richter, Lindsey Vuolo, Mithra S. Salmassi
    Pages 93-130
  8. Sonia Mendoza, Alexandrea E. Hatcher, Helena Hansen
    Pages 131-152
  9. Joseph J. Avery
    Pages 153-166
  10. Ann Roche, Victoria Kostadinov, Ken Pidd
    Pages 167-199
  11. Emma E. McGinty, Alene Kennedy-Hendricks, Colleen L. Barry
    Pages 201-214
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 215-220

About this book


This book explores the stigma of addiction and discusses ways to improve negative attitudes for better health outcomes.  Written by experts in the field of addiction, the text takes a reader-friendly approach to the essentials of addiction stigma across settings and demographics.  The authors reveal the challenges patients face in the spaces that should be the safest, including the home, the workplace, the justice system, and even the clinical community. The text aims to deliver tools to professionals who work with individuals with substance use disorders and lay persons seeking to combat stigma and promote recovery.


The Stigma of Addiction is an excellent resource for psychiatrists, addiction medicine specialists, students across specialties, researchers, public health officials, and individuals with substance use disorders and their families.



Stigma in the legal community Stigma in the workplace Race and addiction The medical community and addiction stigma Family and relationship stigmas and addiction

Editors and affiliations

  • Jonathan D. Avery
    • 1
  • Joseph J. Avery
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryWeill Cornell Medical CollegeNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Department of PsychologyPrinceton UniversityPrincetonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-02579-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-02580-9
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals