How to talk about alcohol and drugs with those who use them

Language is powerful–especially when discussing alcohol and other drugs (AOD) and the people who use them.

Language matters, a new resource from the Network of Alcohol & other Drugs Agencies and the NSW Users and AIDS Association has been launched online.

Developed for the non government AOD sector, the resource encourages workers to move away from outdated terms like ͚drug user͛ and ͚addict͛ which stigmatise people who use drugs.