The Power of Language and Portrayals: What We Hear, What We See
The webcasts, produced by SAMHSA in partnership with the Entertainment Industries Council, feature discussions among behavioral health professionals, entertainment creators, and people in recovery from substance use disorders. Access the webcasts.
About the Initiative
This educational initiative highlights the importance of using appropriate terminology and language when writing about or depicting individuals with substance use disorders, or individuals who are in recovery. This approach helps to promote a realistic presentation of the issue, free from biased and discriminatory undertones. Learn more about this initiative.