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Check out #ChangingTheNarrative, a new toolkit promoting accurate, compassionate, and science-based coverage of addiction and drug use.
We go after these tired tropes & more:
"Fentanyl 'Contact' Overdose" ❎
"Addicted babies" ❎
"Hitting rock bottom" ❎
#ChangingTheNarrative identified over 20 oft-repeated errors, inaccuracies, and flawed narratives. Each one has its own page that outlines why it's wrong and how to do better. Take "Tough Love": Punitive & confrontational tactics simply do not help people with addiction. Period.
Many narratives we identified are deeply ingrained in American culture and must be challenged. For e.g. "Opioid Crisis as a White Issue": The data show that's simply not the case. POC are incredibly vulnerable to OD.
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FREE NYC EVENT TONIGHT: "A tale of two crises: Reading images of social epidemic" to discuss contrasts between depictions of crack in 1980s and current overdose crisis. Should be interesting! RSVP here:…
Getting started!
Now Michael Shaw of Reading the Pictures- he looked at race and the Opioid crisis imagery. He quotes the “call for gentler war on drugs” from NYTimes.
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At @OSULawDEPC for the @DrugPolicyOrg @acluohio conference From Punishment to Public Health. I am going to tweet a lot about drug policy in the next two days. I know many people want to focus right now on the critical moment the nation is going through, feel free to mute me.
First speaker, opening keynote, is @SamuelKRoberts: “the War on Drugs has been fairly effective at what it was designed to do, which is to rationalize increasing inequality in health, education, labor, and opportunity in the post-1973 American economy.”
"This [the War on Drugs] was never about the drugs." @SamuelKRoberts drives home the point that the War on Drugs was backlash to the civil rights movement, anti-War movement, and an assault on poor people and people of color.
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