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Language Matters infographic

By Addiction Policy Forum on Feb 6, 2019 1:34:56 PM

When words are used inappropriately to describe individuals with a substance use disorder, it not only negatively impacts the cultural perception of their disease, but creates stigma that can stop people from seeking help. Language matters. Let's replace terms like "addict" and "junkie" with smarter language that aligns with the science.

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Animated video series from Addiction Policy Forum turns the science of addiction into stories that stick

By Addiction Policy Forum on Jul 17, 2018 12:00:21 PM

For Immediate Release                                                                                                                           Contact:
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6 Key Elements of a Comprehensive response - Infographic

By Addiction Policy Forum on Aug 10, 2017 12:00:00 PM


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Where Do the Candidates Stand on the Opioid Epidemic and Addiction?

By Addiction Policy Forum on Nov 3, 2016 11:00:00 AM

The Addiction Policy Forum today released analysis of Secretary Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump's policy platforms on how they would address addiction.
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