Opinion piece, commentary
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University of Stirling
United Kingdom

How the media can play its part in reducing the stigma surrounding substance use

In this blogpost, produced by academics from the University of Stirling, the authors discuss the See Beyond – See the Lives – Scotland campaign, which involves the stories of those left behind after losing a loved one to alcohol and drug use.

The articles reflect on the way that the media has a role to play in perpetuating negative stereotypes around substance use through using stigmatising language and images.

It goes on to suggest six tips on reporting on alcohol and drug use.

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