Stigma, gender and perceptions of recovery in Scotland: a qualitative study of injecting drug users attending methadone treatment

John McPhee, Anne Brown

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Abstract

This presentation explores how injecting opiate users on a methadone treatment programme experience stigma as addicts, and service users in pharmacy and medical settings. We explore motivations for injecting, which we will suggest, create conditions for experiencing shame at the micro interactional level, influenced by macro institutional factors. The Scottish drug policy document ‘The Road to Recovery’ (2008) defines recovery as ‘drug free’, creating potential for stigma of service users receiving methadone maintenance treatment.
Original languageEnglish
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Publication statusPublished - 2014
EventEWODOR European Working Group on Drugs Oriented Research 15th International Symposium - Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Duration: 22 May 201423 May 2014

Conference

ConferenceEWODOR European Working Group on Drugs Oriented Research 15th International Symposium
CountryIreland
CityDublin
Period22/05/1423/05/14

Keywords

  • drugs research
  • Psychological Theory
  • Sociology of the body
  • addictive behaviour

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    Time to look beyond ageing as a factor? Alternative explanations for the continuing rise in drug related deaths in Scotland

    McPhee, J., Sheridan, B. & O'Rawe, S., 3 Jun 2019, In : Drugs and Alcohol Today. 19, 2, p. 72-85 14 p.

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    McPhee, J., & Brown, A. (2014). Stigma, gender and perceptions of recovery in Scotland: a qualitative study of injecting drug users attending methadone treatment. Abstract from EWODOR European Working Group on Drugs Oriented Research 15th International Symposium, Dublin, Ireland. https://doi.org/doi:10.1108/DAT-05-2013-0022