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Publication Date

2017-08-03

Document Type

Presentation

Contract Cycle

2016-2021

Streaming Media

Disciplines

Health Communication | Health Services Administration | Information Literacy | Medicine and Health Sciences | Public Health Education and Promotion | Substance Abuse and Addiction

Abstract

Despite recognition of addiction as a health condition, terminology used in both layperson and scientific publications is often inaccurate and stigmatizing. National and international efforts are now afoot to encourage the use of terminology that can improve accuracy, reduce stigma, and even improve care. Dr. Richard Saitz from the Boston University School of Public Health will discuss the rationale for terms that should and should not be preferred.

Keywords

addiction, terminology, stigma, opioid epidemic, substance use disorder

Rights and Permissions

Copyright The Author.

DOI of Published Version

10.13028/gd2h-4y41

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Network of the National Library of Medicine New England Region (NNLM NER) Repository

Comments

First in a series of 4 one-hour webinars on topics related to substance use disorders.

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