publication . Article . 2017

Stigma and social support in substance abuse: Implications for mental health and well-being

Michèle D. Birtel; Lisa Wood; Nancy J. Kempa;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jun 2017
  • Publisher: Elsevier
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
Individuals with substance abuse may suffer from severe public and internalized stigma. Little is known about how social support can reduce stigma and improve mental health and well-being for them. This research examined how perceived stigma influences individuals in treatment for substance abuse, and whether internalized stigma and shame are mechanisms which link social support with better mental health and well-being. Sixty-four participants in treatment for substance abuse (alcohol, drugs), aged between 18 and 64, completed an online survey measuring perceived stigma, internalized stigma, shame, perceived social support, and mental health and well-being (self...
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Medical Subject Headings: education
free text keywords: BF, Biological Psychiatry, Psychiatry and Mental health, Shame, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Psychiatry, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine, Stigma (botany), Well-being, Social support, Self-esteem, Anxiety, medicine.symptom, Substance abuse, medicine.disease, Mental health, Psychology, Clinical psychology
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Abstract
Individuals with substance abuse may suffer from severe public and internalized stigma. Little is known about how social support can reduce stigma and improve mental health and well-being for them. This research examined how perceived stigma influences individuals in treatment for substance abuse, and whether internalized stigma and shame are mechanisms which link social support with better mental health and well-being. Sixty-four participants in treatment for substance abuse (alcohol, drugs), aged between 18 and 64, completed an online survey measuring perceived stigma, internalized stigma, shame, perceived social support, and mental health and well-being (self...
Persistent Identifiers
Subjects
Medical Subject Headings: education
free text keywords: BF, Biological Psychiatry, Psychiatry and Mental health, Shame, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Psychiatry, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine, Stigma (botany), Well-being, Social support, Self-esteem, Anxiety, medicine.symptom, Substance abuse, medicine.disease, Mental health, Psychology, Clinical psychology
19 references, page 1 of 2

Baron, R.M., Kenny, D.A., 1986. The moderator-mediator variable distinction in social psychological research: conceptual, strategic, and statistical considerations. J.

Personal. Soc. Psychol. 51, 1173-1182. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037//0022- 3514.51.6.1173.

Barry, C.L., McGinty, E.E., Pescosolido, B.A., Goldman, H.H., 2014. Stigma, discrimination, treatment effectiveness, and policy: Public views about drug addiction and mental illness. [OpenAIRE]

Psychiatr. Serv. 65, 1269-1272. http://dx.doi.org/ 10.1176/appi.ps.201400140.

Baumeister, R.F., Leary, M.R., 1995. The need to belong: desire for interpersonal attachments as a fundamental human motivation. Psychol. Bull. 117, 497-529.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/0033-2909.117.3.497.

Beals, K.P., Peplau, L.A., Gable, S.L., 2009. Stigma management and well-being: the role of perceived social support, emotional processing, and suppression. Personal. Soc. [OpenAIRE]

Psychol. Bull. 35, 867-879. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0146167209334783.

Beatty, D.L., Hall, M.H., Kamarck, T.A., Buysse, D.J., Owens, J.F., Reis, S.E., Matthews, K.A., 2011. Unfair treatment is associated with poor sleep in African American and Caucasian adults: Pittsburgh SleepSCORE project. Health Psychol. 30, 351-359.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/a0022976.

Beck, A.T., Wright, F.D., Newman, C.F., Liese, B.S., 2011. Cognitive Therapy of Substance Abuse. Guilford Press, New York.

Birchwood, M., Meaden, A., Trower, P., Gilbert, P., Plaistow, J., 2000. The power and omnipotence of voices: subordination and entrapment by voices and significant others. [OpenAIRE]

Psychol. Med. 2, 337-344. http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/s0033291799001828.

Blascovich, J., Mendes, W.B., Hunter, S.B., Lickel, B., Kowai-Bell, N., 2001. Perceiver threat in social interactions with stigmatized others. J. Personal. Soc. Psychol. 80, 253-267. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/0022-3514.80.2.253. [OpenAIRE]

Bowerman, B.L., O'Connell, R.T., 1990. Linear Statistical Models: An Applied Approach.

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