Eliminating Stigma through Language

The first openly in recovery National Drug Czar, on his departure from DC, chooses to promulgate a memo imploring Federal agencies to refrain from inaccurate and stigmatizing language.

“By using accurate, non-stigmatizing language, we can help break the stigma surrounding this disease so people can more easily access treatment, reach recovery, and live healthier lives.”

Michael Botticelli, Former Director
White House ONDCP