Below is a list of further reading and resources that can be referenced or used to improve your knowledge of alcohol and drugs. There are also insights from family members, people with lived/living experience, and people in recovery which can help deepen your understanding of the subject.
- Behind the Numbers – Campaign from Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol and Drugs as a response to the 2018 drug-related death statistics.
- Rewriting the Media – A research project from Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol and Drugs and Scottish Recovery Consortium looking at the stigma created by the media and the lack of lived experience representation.
- What the research says about LGBTQ+ people and substance use. A short article from Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol and Drugs.
- A Strategy to Address the Stigmatisation of People and Communities Affected by Drug Use. A strategy created by the Scottish Drug Deaths Taskforce in collaboration with Scottish Drugs Forum, Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol and Drugs and Scottish Recovery Consortium
- Recovery Connections: Changing Stigma to Respect. A report produced by PADS (Partnership for Action on Drugs in Scotland)
- Stigma and Substance Use. A short article from Scottish Drugs Forum
- Moving Beyond ‘People-First’ Language. A glossary of contested terms in substance use from Scottish Drugs Forum
- Overcoming Stigma through Language. A report from the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction
- Language Matters: communicating about people, alcohol, and drugs. A short leaflet put together by the Highland Alcohol and Drugs Partnership
- Challenging Stigma. A research report produced by Adfam looking at the stigma faced by family members of drug users.
- Stigma- the problem is, it’s not just about me. A blog by someone who is affected by her husband’s alcohol use but wishes to remain anonymous.
- Recovery Friendly Language. A resource developed in partnership between Phoenix Futures and FAVOR and in consultation with people with lived experience of using drugs and alcohol dependently.