Introduction: Use of illegal drugs is a widespread phenomenon, which coves physical,
mental and social well-being of the person who is a drug addict and also on his environment.
It is not only a disorder or a way of life, but it is a chronic disease that affects on a function
and also on the structure of the brain. Stigmatization is most commonly seen in people with
mental disorders and drug addicts. In the present time, stigmatization is considered
unacceptable, but does not decreases. As a result, stigmatization discourages drug addicts
from seeking help in healthcare, as they expect lower quality of health care. Purpose: The
purpose of the diploma work is to present the impact of stigma on the health treatment of the
patient addicted of illegal drugs from the nursing care staff, which involves investigate the
presence and impact of stigma on drug addicts during treatment and present the role of
nursing staff in destigmatization in the health care process. Methods: It was used descriptive
method of work with a critical review of domestic and foreign literature. Articles were
obained through electronic databases Medline/PubMed, CINAHL and ScienceDirect.
Results: The stigmatizing attitude of healthcare professionals towards drug addicts often has
a negative impact on health care of drug addicts and can lead to avoidance or interruption of
treatment. Discussion and conclusion: Major work on reducing drug-related stigma is the
presonal and therapeutic approach of every healthcare professional. They must have high
ethical and moral attitude and personal posture when providing health services.