Sponsor: National Institute on Drug Abuse
self-paced activity with CME/CE
released July 15, 2021; Expiration date for CME/CE – September 15, 2023
This CME/CE activity informs clinicians on how they can show leadership in how language can destigmatize the disease of addiction. It is focused on using person-first language, as well as terms to avoid to reduce stigma and negative bias when discussing addiction.
This activity is intended for physicians, physician assistants, pharmacists, registered nurses, nurse practitioners/other APRNs, and dentists engaged in the care of patients with substance use disorders.
After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:
- Explain the effects of stigmatizing language on patients with addiction.
- Compare common terminology and assess which terms should be used or avoided and why.
- Integrate person-first, non-stigmatizing language into everyday practice.
- Identify terms to use and terms to avoid when speaking to patients about addiction.
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This is an open ended event