Tag: people who inject drugs

12
May

SSDP Mosaic May 2020: Supporting People Who Use Drugs through COVID-19

Note from the Intersectionality Committee Welcome back to the SSDP Mosaic! A publication launched by the Intersectionality Committee in 2015, the SSDP Mosaics are a resource to the SSDP community providing information on issues that intersect with the War on Drugs. The Mosaic took a hiatus in 2018 but we’re thrilled to bring them back again, now publishing an issue
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8
Mar

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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4
May

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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