Changing the language of addiction

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October 20, 2016 — In our new podcast series, Harvard Chan: This Week in Health, we’ll bring you top health headlines—from wellness tips to important global health trends. You’ll also hear insight from Harvard Chan experts. In this week’s episode: How stigmatizing language affects the ability of people wrestling with addiction to receive the treatment they need, and the new push to change that, plus the new concerns about the psychiatric care that veterans may be receiving, and what Twitter can tell us about nutritional health disparities.

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Words matter when describing addiction (Harvard Chan School news)

An urgent call for a national surveillance system for inpatient psychiatric facilities (Health Affairs)