Following a commitment to continue work on stigma, Scottish Drugs Forum launched a new resource 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 resource will hopefully raise awareness within the sector and to the wider community of how power and language can contribute to problem substance use
To find out more about SDF’s commitment to work on stigma and access the
Moving Beyond ‘People-First’ Language: A glossary of contested terms in substance use