Words Are Important
Back in 2017 we talked to the community of people who use drugs about how language impacted their lives and overall wellbeing and put together some guidelines that explain how stigma can be present in our language and the want we talk to/about people who use drugs.
We are currently working on updating the guidelines but, while you wait, you can check out our 2017 document here UISCE- Stigmatising language and preferred terminology.
You can also check out these amazing resources
Moving beyond people first language – Scottish Drug Forum
Words Matter! Language Statemant and Reference Guide – INPUD
To report stigmatising language in the Irish media (TV, newspapers, online articles) email email@example.com.