Violence is behaviour causing harm by the use of force. The World Health Organization (WHO) divides violence into three-sub types which include self-directed violence, interpersonal violence and collective violence. Exposure to violence can have a lasting impact on a person’s physical, mental and emotional health. Violence has been linked to an increased risk of substance abuse, mental illness, as well as chronic and infectious diseases.



PHO Webinar: Exploring Approaches and Practices to Reduce Substance Use-Related Stigma

This session aims to bring together a panel of speakers to highlight approaches and practices that their organizations and communities have used to reduce stigma for people who use drugs.

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Updated 22 Oct 2019