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'Woke' Scottish Govt to Replace Word 'Addict' with 'Person with Problematic Drug Use'

Words like 'alcoholic' and 'addict' will be scrapped

 on 9th December 2021 @ 12.00pm
the scottish government wants alcoholism and drug abuse to be treated like a health condition © press
The Scottish government wants alcoholism and drug abuse to be treated like a health condition

The Scottish government is to treat drug abusers like they have “a health problem” instead of someone who indulges in self-destructive behavior.

Words like “alcoholic” and “addict” will be scrapped in favor of "woke" terms.

Scottish leadership wants alcoholism and drug abuse to be treated like a health condition in a bid to tackle Scotland’s problem with drug-related deaths.

Drug fatalities were up 5 percent in 2020 to 1,33, the highest annual death toll yet recorded.

 this is a hard hitting national campaign which encourages people to see the personal story behind the stereotype © press
'This is a hard-hitting national campaign which encourages people to see the personal story behind the stereotype'

The Scottish National Party (SNP) is leading the politically correct campaign to have terms such as “alcoholic,” “addict,” and “junkie” replaced with words like “person with problematic substance use," “person with harmful alcohol use,” and “person with problematic drug use,” the BBC reports.

Angela Constance, the Minister for Drug Policy in First Minister Nicola Sturgeon’s administration, said:

“This is a hard-hitting national campaign which encourages people to see the personal story behind the stereotype."

“Stigma is damaging not only to the individual in terms of their mental health and sense of self-worth but it also discourages them from coming forward to get the help they need."

illegal drug use and excessive drunkenness are both criminal offenses  but authorities are not keen to punish them © press
Illegal drug use and excessive drunkenness are both criminal offenses, but authorities are not keen to punish them

"It also impacts on friends and family members,” she continued.

“By addressing stigma, and the silence and alienation it causes, we make it easier for people to seek help and that is to the benefit of each and every one of us.”

The drive would include posters with slogans such as:

“No, I’m not well. I have an alcohol problem”

"No, I’m not well. I have a drug problem"

Which then would be followed by the explainer:

“A drug or alcohol problem is a health condition. People should receive help and support, not judgment."

"Let’s end the stigma of addiction.”

Illegal drug use and excessive drunkenness are both criminal offenses, but authorities are not keen to punish them.

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