CanFASD: Language Matters: National Addictions Awareness Week

November 22 to 28 is National Addictions Awareness Week (NAAW). This year’s campaign, Change Begins with Me, focuses on ending the stigma surrounding substance use and encouraging everyone to

The Sting of Stigma: Recognizing Stigma and its impacts

Canadians now have access to an interactive online learning resource to increase understanding and awareness of substance use and addiction, and the stigma surrounding them.

CanFASD: Mothers’ Experiences of Stigma: Multi-Level Ideas for Action

KEY MESSAGES Women who use substances in pregnancy and/or have children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) are highly stigmatized by the media, public, and

CBC: Why small changes to the language around addiction are so enormously important

Dr. Laura MacKinnon The way we speak to and about people who use drugs makes a difference in their outcomes, says Dr. Laura MacKinnon. (Eric Baradat/AFP/Getty

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