Misperceptions and the Misused Language of Addiction: Words Matter
substance use disorder
Health Services Administration
Medicine and Health Sciences
Public Health Education and Promotion
Substance Abuse and Addiction
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AbstractDespite recognition of addiction as a health condition, terminology used in both layperson and scientific publications is often inaccurate and stigmatizing. National and international efforts are now afoot to encourage the use of terminology that can improve accuracy, reduce stigma, and even improve care. Dr. Richard Saitz from the Boston University School of Public Health will discuss the rationale for terms that should and should not be preferred.
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First in a series of 4 one-hour webinars on topics related to substance use disorders.
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