Topic: people-first language

Recovery Language: The Impact of our Words

Language and Recovery: The Impact of our Words

Recovery Language: The Impact of our Words. In any given year, one in five Canadians experiences a mental illness or addiction problem. Yet, the stigma for these people, their friends, and family still loom over their everyday lives. In a 2008 survey, only 50 percent of Canadians would tell their friends or co-workers they have Recovery Language: The Impact of our Words