This January 2017 memorandum from the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy alerts federal agency staff to recommended changes in language use related to substance use and substance use disorders. The recommended changes in language use are intended to reduce stigma and support treatment for substance use disorders.
Funding Source: White House Office of National Drug Control Policy
Changing Federal Terminology Regarding Substance Use and Substance Use Disorders
A White House memorandum announcing recommended changes to terminology related to substance use and substance use disorder.