Stigmatization and Self-esteem among Men with Substance Use Disorders
The aim of present study was to assess the impact of stigmatization on the self-esteem of male with substance use disorder. The sample of 100 participants was collected from different drug treatment and rehabilitation centers in Karachi, Pakistan. The age ranges of participants were 20 years to 40 with mean age of 28.48 years and with minimum matriculation level of education. Those participants who were taking substances like opiates, depressant, Hallucinogen, stimulants and others substances categories were included in the sample. Substance Abuse Self-Stigma Scale (SASSS; Luoma et al., 2013) and Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale (Rosenberg, 1965) were used to measure the variables of the study. Results showed that stigma in men with substance use disorder is significant predictor of low selfesteem. Results showed importance of social perceived stigma and its effect the mental health of male with substance use disorder.