Why We Should Say Someone Is A ‘Person With An Addiction,’ Not An Addict

NPR (06/11) – Last week, The Associated Press took an important step in that direction. The new edition of its widely used AP Stylebook declares that “addict” should no longer be used as a noun. “Instead,” it says, “choose phrasing like he was addicted, people with heroin addiction or he used drugs.” In short, separate the person from the disease. Read more

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