Chapter 1: Language and substance use

Learning Objectives

By the end of this chapter you should be able to:

  1. Recognize the role of the social determinants of health on individuals
  2. Define intersectionality
  3. Describe stigma
  4. Recognize appropriate and inappropriate language regarding substance use
  5. Explain how language contributes to stigma
  6. Explain how stigma can impact a person’s health
  7. Illustrate the role of compassion for others and self


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