Tag: people who inject drugs


Understanding Person First Language

Written by SUNY New Paltz SSDP chapter leader Robert Hofmann When talking about drug policy reform, activists will encounter several terms used to describe people who use drugs. These terms can show us preconceived notions of drug users held by individuals who use them. While some people use negative and neutral terms interchangeably, different phrases can conjure up different feelings

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Be Kind to People Who Inject Drugs

Think Twice before Posting Clickbait Images of Syringes “Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle.”   The use of intentional language is something I spend a fair amount of my time thinking about. It’s mostly spurred by the above quote attributed to J.M. Barrie, the author of Peter Pan, though I’m positive the sentiment is

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