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 Post subject: Re: Why Language Matters
PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 9:59 pm 
I have been having some of the same problems posting on here... It kind of "hanging" and/or freezing up or taking me to a blank page... That just seems to have started over the past day or two... Any ideas why, dear moderators @ancoulter and @PrezRok???


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 Post subject: Re: Why Language Matters
PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 11:11 am 
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Yeah...I am having issues as well with replies,but my system crashes on a daily basis so I thought it was me. I'm still learning my way around this software :oops: :oops: :oops: ,but perhaps Abby could look into it. She is familiar with it... ;)

So we are aware of it......

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 Post subject: Re: Why Language Matters
PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 7:07 pm 
what would be the proper terminology for detoxing/tapering/decreasing?? I thought I saw that already discussed here somewhere but I forgot what it says and now I don't see it. Is there another thread on here with terminology??

oops found it and instead of erasing my post I will just add it...

"Please watch your language! Language matters! Please refrain from calling Methadone "Meth." Drug screens are positive/negative not dirty/clean. We taper or withdrawal - not "detox." We are patients - not "clients."

Please see our post titled "language" matters for more information and why this is important!

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 Post subject: Re: Why Language Matters
PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 8:50 pm 
I'm glad you pointed this out again, @wayovermyhead... Sometimes even the most dedicated advocates can forget some of this ("old habits die hard"). Anything that's posted by the username "admin" on here is actually NAMA-Recovery's Executive Director, Joycelyn Sue Woods, MA, CMA, from NYC. Her "personal" username here on the Forum is "The Director." Just a FYI so everyone knows who/which admin is actually the one who posts things under the username "admin."

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 Post subject: Re: Why Language Matters
PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2013 4:18 pm 
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zac_talbott wrote:
I sometimes feel like I am constantly asking people to re-think calling our medicine "meth" on a DAILY basis... to MMT patients! :x It's sooo frustrating to me! SURELY the implications are CLEAR, no?


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Just today I had to correct someone calling Methadone "Meth", ugh!


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 Post subject: Re: Why Language Matters
PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2013 4:54 pm 
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It's a never ending battle...Truly it is...Thanks for being a soldier out there in the fight against Stigma... ;) ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Why Language Matters
PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2013 8:08 pm 
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I had to correct someone just today that was calling methadone "meth". It was a worker at the Cabinet For Health and Family Services, and she asks me "Are you still going to the Meth clinic?" UGH, so frustrating!!!! :shock:


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 Post subject: Re: Why Language Matters
PostPosted: Sat May 04, 2013 12:59 am 
Keep on correcting, @cadkins0132!! Language matters!!! :-) Everytime we point out the potential negative implications of certain word choices were are doing VERY important advocacy work... Sometimes the simple, "easy" things can make the biggest impact! :-)


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 Post subject: Re: Why Language Matters
PostPosted: Sat May 04, 2013 11:11 am 
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So true @zt! The small things we do for MMT patient advocacy sometimes do make the most impact. I just gotta keep fightin' the good fight!!!! ;)


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 Post subject: Re: Why Language Matters
PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2013 11:05 pm 
I was browsing the forums and realized we'd never posted this Meme here.... So I thought there was NO better thread or place for this Meme that NAMA Recovery of Tennessee (http://www.tnmethadone.org) made in Honor of our dear President, Rokki Baker, the Original Stigma/Language Police & Grammar Patrol!!! :lol: 8-) :lol: 8-) :lol:

Methadone patients are PATIENTS just like anyone else who goes to the doctor! Referring to patients as "clients" is denigrating and threatens our protections from PATIENT rights.

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