Reducing the stigma surrounding substance use disorders

LMAS District Health Department launches campaign “Our Words Matter”
Published: May. 26, 2023 at 8:19 AM EDT
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MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) - “A good place to start is in the words we use, such as “person with SUD” instead of using words like “addict, junkie, drunk or user,” Eriksen explains.

Monica Eriksen is a Registered Nurse leading the LMAS Harm Reduction Program. She joined Pavlina Osta in the studio to explain their hope behind the campaign.

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Reduce the Stigma Surrounding Substance Use Disorder
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