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Dealing with the stigma of drugs: a guide for journalists

Although vast quantities of newsprint and airtime are devoted to reporting on and discussing the impact of drugs in the UK, one aspect of the subject is rarely covered.

That is the stigma attached to drug users – particularly those who have recovered or are recovering from addiction – and the effect that has on them, their families and society.

Yet the media can play an important role in increasing public understanding about the nature of the condition and ways to overcome it.

This guide for journalists, the latest in a series produced by the Society of Editors, does not preach or take sides but sets out to explain the problem and suggest how the media can help.


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Dealing with the stigma of drugs: a guide for journalists
Publication date 16th November 2012
Categories Stigma and Media
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