Despite the extent of this public health problem, people facing addictive disorders must face a highly stigmatizing moral judgment from society as a whole, particularly with regard to people who use illicit drugs. According to World Health Organization, addiction to illicit drugs is the most stigmatizing condition. The media should take a different look at addiction disorders, drug use and drug policies instead of relying on traditional narratives. The media can in particular play a significant role in combating drug-related stigma and discrimination while focusing more widely on the failure of the “War on drugs” and the need for new approaches.
Public Health Communication
What are we talking about when we speak of substance and non-substance addictions? Why is prevention important to society? What are the impacts of prevention on general health? These questions were the guidelines for structuring this paper, in which the conceptualization of prevention and prevention practices are systematically discussed. Furthermore, some emerging challenges in the development of preventive strategies are raised.
Dianova participates in international projects on public health. These are developed in collaboration with Partners from Europe. The focus is: Capacity Building, Training and Communication aimed at multiple Stakeholders. SMAPP Tackling Social Media Use with Positive Approach ONGOING The SMAPP Project – Tackling Social…