The media are crucial in how people who consume drugs are perceived.
By sterotyping addiction we prevent people who have to face an addiction problem to seek the help they need. If we want to overcome addiction stigma, we must change the narrative. It is time to #QuitStigmaNow.
In this paper you will find:
- Practical definitions for common terms, and guidelines about how to use them in the appropiate context.
- Pitfalls to avoid when talking about drugs and addiction.
- References and further reading.