Negative attributions towards people with substance use disorders in South Africa: Variation across substances and by gender Full Text
BMC Psychiatry, 08/10/2012
Sorsdahl K et al. – The stigma associated with substance use in South Africa is high and not necessarily dependent on the drug of choice. However, a range of factors, including gender of the substance user, and ethnicity of the rater, may impact on stigma. Interventions designed to strengthen mental health literacy and gender–focused anti–stigma campaigns may have the potential to increase treatment seeking behaviour.