About the Trainer Program

This trainer course will teach you how to deliver the program within your community(ies). To earn trainer designation, individuals complete one or more pre-requisite courses and program training via the web. Materials provided via the Trainer Resource Center allows program delivery via on site or webinar settings.  

In this course you will learn about the role that shame and stigma plays in substance use disorder (disease of addiction) by looking at the effect this has on the individuals, families/caregivers, and communities. The course will the review the consequences of shame and stigma associated with the disease of addiction, why addiction is stigmatized within society, and solutions to address shame and stigma.

Shame and stigma is a mark of disgrace and a set of negative beliefs held against a person, issue, or circumstance, often based off assumptions, judgements, and preconceived notions rather than facts. Participants will gain an understanding of the effect stigma has on the individual with substance use disorder and how it creates barriers to getting help through first-hand experiences and situations.

This program is designed to be delivered to layperson or professionals within your community(ies). This includes, but not limited to:
Businesses, coalition and community members, correctional facilities, educators, faith groups, government, health care professionals, parents and caregivers, pharmacies, school nurses, senior living facilities, sober living communities, treatment and recovery centers, etc.

Download Overview PDF

Removing-the-Shame-and-Stigma-SUD-RSS-SUD-CE-Trainer-Course-2020.pdf

Learning Objectives

  • Understand:The role of stigma and its effect on substance use disorder (disease of addiction). How stigma inhibits people from achieving long-term wellness and recovery.

  • Describe: Impact of shame and stigma on the individual and family/caregivers. The consequences of experienced stigma and shame and the impact on recovery, setback (relapse), and other social and health factors.

  • Eliminate: Judgements and negative attitudes towards the individuals suffering from the disease. Assumptions and negative preconceived notions of the disease and the individual. Stigma by association towards family/caregivers and addiction professionals.

  • Learn and Apply: Stigma-free language. Advocacy toolkit for elimination/removal of stigma.

Program and Training Pricing

  • Training: $240/person. Includes prerequisite Brain and the Disease of Addiction course, the Removing the Shame and Stigma of Substance Use Disorder online course and live web training, and trainer's kit.

  • Program Access: $400/year. Provides access for one or more trainers within an organization to use the materials.

Next Step > Contact Us

We recommend that you contact us directly prior to purchasing. This will allow us to provide you with more information, review how the programming may be customized for your community, discuss annual licensing fees and the discounts available for multi-program purchases.

When you're ready, contact us: Fill out the form, email us or call 844.554.3354, ext 4 for more information.

Bonus Materials

Program materials available through the trainer resource center

  • Program Delivery

    Presentation PowerPoint with trainer notes and complete script.

  • For Your Attendees

    Attendee pre-post survey, handouts (i.e. quick reference sheet, course notes, additional resources), and certificate of attendance.

  • Additional Resources

    Trainer's receive CE Credit for courses completed during the training process.

    COMING SOON: Special attendee discount for additional online learning courses from Overdose Lifeline.

Trainer Training Process

What to Expect

  • Register: You will be asked to register as a trainer/facilitator of the program.

  • Prerequisite: You will complete the prerequisite course as the first part of your training process.

  • Program Course: Then you will take the Removing the Shame and Stigma of Substance Use Disorder online course to help familiarize yourself with the concepts and information.

  • Resource Center: Access to the Trainer Resource Center and program materials.

  • Coaching & Technical Assistance: Once you have completed steps 1-4, a live web meeting will be scheduled to review the program materials and toolset to help prepare you for your first delivery of the program.