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Celebrate Women’s Recovery and End Addiction Stigma – March 2024 CEATTC Article

At The Danya Institute, we believe that language matters, that the use of affirming language inspires hope, and that words have power. Thus, we value person-first language across all of the Technology Transfer Centers.

Addiction, along with mental health challenges, have long been some of the most stigmatized conditions. Countless research studies show that when there are stigmatizing attitudes, fewer people reach out for help. This is especially concerning considering the percentages of people who don’t receive the treatment they need (nearly 90% of the people who need support for their substance use challenges or addiction do not get it).[3] Click here to read more about stigma as it pertains to women and addiction during this Women’s History Month.