The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM)’s Journal of Addiction Medicine and other leading journals have encouraged the use of precise nonstigmatizing terminology. Furthermore, the International Society of Addiction Journal…

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Oppression involves objectification and rendering the targeted person or group as the ‘other.” That distinctive “otherness” is then conveyed in caricatured images that feed stigma, social exclusion, and, in its…

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This fact sheet was developed to educate individuals on the importance of language and on stigmatizing words that have the ability to demean or demoralize those in or seeking recovery.…

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According to the 2018 World Drug Report (1) of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), About 275 million people worldwide, which is roughly 5.6 per cent of the…

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Addictions are commonly accompanied by a sense of shame or self-stigmatization. Self-stigmatization results from public stigmatization in a process leading to the internalization of the social opprobrium attaching to the…

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