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Lunch & Learn - Label Me This, Label Me That…The Role of Stigma in Substance Use Disorders and What Can Be Done About It

July 17, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. Eastern - 1:00 p.m. Eastern


Ally Orwig

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Presented by Carrie Mier, PhD, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, Indiana University

Dr. Carrie Mier is currently an assistant professor of criminal justice at Indiana University East. She completed her doctorate in Criminology and Criminal Justice at Florida State University. Her educational background additionally consists of a bachelor’s degree in Public Affairs with a concentration in Criminal Justice and a minor in Psychology earned from Indiana-Purdue University Fort Wayne and a master’s degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice from Florida State University. Dr. Mier has worked extensively in the community and with those who are recovering from substance abuse. She also has experience with service learning, experiential learning, distance-learning education, and undergraduate advising. Dr. Mier is a member of the Board of Directors for Drug Free Wayne County and a member of several professional organizations like the American Society of Criminology, the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, and the Midwestern Criminal Justice Association. Her research interests revolve around substance use and dependence; drug policy, legalization, and the impact on the criminal justice system; and risk and resilience for substance use disorders. Criminal justice education and pedagogical methods are also an interest for research. Dr. Mier’s prior work has appeared in the peer-reviewed journals Crime & Delinquency, Deviant Behavior, and the International Journal of Progressive Education.

Presentation Description

This presentation will cover stigma and its impact on substance use disorders. Particular attention will be paid to the opioid epidemic but substance use in general will be the main topic of discussion. Concepts, theory, and misconceptions will be a primary focus followed by specific issues and impact of stigma on substance use disorders and their treatment. Solutions to combatting and reducing stigma at the individual, community, and societal levels will conclude the presentation.

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Meeting ID: 524 103 563

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