Health is a state of total well-being—physical, mental and social—helping us both survive and thrive in our everyday lives.
Words are powerful: they can frame how we think and talk about the kinds of changes people may make related to substance use. Consider how often people use “relapse” as the use of any substances at all or “falling off the wagon” implied as failure. Gaëlle sheds a light on these and other common biases that shape how we support or hinder people’s personal agency.
And to Reduce the Harm from Substance Use
Reprinted from "Opioids" issue of Visions Journal, 2018, 13 (3), p. 17
My son Tyler fatally overdosed on heroin laced with fentanyl in a friend’s hotel room on January 27, 2016. He was 23 years old.
Words matter. They impact the assumptions we make about others, the way we understand someone else’s experiences, and the value we place on others.