NAMA Recovery of Tennessee | The Tennessee Statewide & Northwestern Georgia Chapter of NAMA-R

8.17.2013

Liquid Handcuffs - Poem

Liquid Handcuffs



They call it 'liquid handcuffs',
They say I'll be it's slave
They tell me it might even
Put me in an early grave

8.12.2013

Language Matters!!

The Words We Choose Can Shape Attitudes and Perceptions About the Disease of Addiction and its Treatment with Medicine


I don't understand terminology like "clean time" when speaking clinically about a chronic relapsing metabolic disorder. (How long since a patient's last shower?) It's important that we recognize just how much language matters when we're referring to an already extremely stigmatized and misunderstood disease.