The Scottish Drugs Forum (SDF) has launched a new resource entitled ‘Moving Beyond ‘People-First’ Language: A glossary of contested terms in substance use.
This resource describes the issues around some language and key concepts that often cause contention and some that evolve from or perpetuate stigma and the prejudice it fosters.
The glossary offers a resource that makes explicit the connection between language and power. The resource will hopefully raise awareness of how power and language can contribute to problem substance use and can also help Scotland and wider improve its response to problem substance use.
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