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  1. Why we need to break up with the word ‘addict’

    “When we do feel the need to reference a state of disability, challenge or disease when describing a human being, we say something like, ‘my mother has cancer’ or ‘my nephew has leukemia.’ And we would almost certainly never let that be the only thing said about that person, something that defined them. We do not say or suggest that a person is their challenge. We remember that they are a person first, then if appropriate indicate their challenge as one factor of their existence.” – Meghan Ralston

    Remember to treat people living with an addiction with respect and dignity. Let’s break up with the word ‘addict’. Please take the time to read this piece developed by the Drug Policy Alliance: Click Here