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NIAAA Director's Blog

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)

Director's Blog

A Better Way to Talk About Problems with Alcohol Misuse

 |   Did you know that language commonly used to describe alcohol misuse and alcohol use disorder (AUD) can influence treatment outcomes in people suffering from alcohol problems? Yes, that can often be the case. In fact, the stigma perpetuated by such language can decrease a person’s motivation to seek help for an alcohol problem

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