Addiction Policy Forum Blog

Are you or a loved one struggling with addiction?

By Addiction Policy Forum on May 9, 2019

Over 20 million Americans struggle with substance use. These are our children, parents, friends and neighbors. If you or someone you love needs help, don’t wait to reach out. Call the Addiction Resource Center for free, confidential support: 1-833-301-HELP.

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Language Matters infographic

By Addiction Policy Forum on February 6, 2019

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 July 17, 2018

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

By Addiction Policy Forum on August 10, 2017


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

By Addiction Policy Forum on November 3, 2016

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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