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The Language of Recovery

The Language of Recovery

Missouri Recovery Network

Posted in: Language & Stigma
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. This sheet draws attention to the terminology that currently causes confusion and perpetuates stigma , and it promotes the use of words that will advance the understanding of substance use disorders as a health issue.