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    • SamsReturn
    • By SamsReturn 10th Jan 18, 9:56 AM
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    We shouln't stigmatise drugies
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    • 10th Jan 18, 9:56 AM
    We shouln't stigmatise drugies 10th Jan 18 at 9:56 AM
    Policymakers and the media should avoid using terms such as "drug user", "addict" and "junkie", a report by a group of former world leaders has said.
    The Global Commission on Drug Policy has drawn up a checklist of what language should and should not be used.
    It said negative language presented people who use drugs as "physically inferior or morally flawed".
    I'm glad they've pointed that out to me. The last thing i'd ever want to do is upset some junkie.
    Last edited by SamsReturn; 10-01-2018 at 9:59 AM.
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    • NineDeuce
    • By NineDeuce 10th Jan 18, 10:13 AM
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    • 10th Jan 18, 10:13 AM
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    • 10th Jan 18, 10:13 AM
    Last week near me there was a band busking in the street and a drug addict dancing in a manner which most people would consider funny and embarrassing.

    It was utterly clear that she was an addict, but nevertheless, smart phones were at the ready all round from bypassers so they could share this 'hilarious' experience with their pals on Facebook. Yet another 'wonderous' effect of social media.

    The problem runs a lot further than people using the word 'junkie'....
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