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Words Matter!

You can build someone up or break someone down with just a word. All of us have the power to change the words we use when we write and when we speak about those with addiction.

Join us and pledge to describe addiction as a treatable disease and use empowering language such as a person with substance use disorder instead of using words that hurt like "addict" or "junkie".

The tool, based on the ASAM Criteria, does not take the place of a full assessment. Information provided by means of this tool is not intended to be relied upon as an endorsement about a specific course of treatment, which treatment facilities to use, or the quality of the medical treatment that a patient will receive from a treatment facility or other health care provider. This tool is intended to help you identify the best place to obtain a full evaluation before starting your treatment."