Stigma & Discrimination related to Substance Abuse: Deconstructing sophism’s towards Humanitarian Public Policies


  • Oscar Hugo Espin García European Institute for Multidisciplinary Studies on Human Rights and Science - Knowmad Institut
  • Jorge Molina Aguilar European Institute for Multidisciplinary Studies on Human Rights and Science - Knowmad Institut
  • Dulce María Pallero European Institute for Multidisciplinary Studies on Human Rights and Science - Knowmad Institut
  • Martin Ignacio Díaz Velásquez European Institute for Multidisciplinary Studies on Human Rights and Science - Knowmad Institut



Sustainable Development, Human Dignity , Mental Health , Stigma Discrimination , Substance Abuse , SDGs, SDG 3, SDG 10, SDG 16


Over the past few decades, international research has documented that stigma and discrimination is one of the major barriers to care in the field of drug abuse worldwide. Objective: To show the findings of the international literature about specific populations that experience stigma or discrimination as one of the main barriers to care in substance abuse as well as to account for the development of public policies against stigma in mental health and addictions in consonance with goals 3, 10 and 16 of the Sustainable Development Goals.


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How to Cite

Espin García, O. H., Molina Aguilar, J., Pallero, D. M., & Díaz Velásquez, M. I. (2021). Stigma & Discrimination related to Substance Abuse: Deconstructing sophism’s towards Humanitarian Public Policies. Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies in Human Rights and Science, 3(2).