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DEBUNKED Episode 14: Myth 'Once a Junkie, Always A Junkie'

Todd Trapani

This month we are debunking the myth "once a junkie, always a junkie." This episode is a discussion between our host, Tim Light, and featured guests Maia Szalavitz, journalist and best-selling author of "Unbroken Brain: A Revolutionary New Way of Understanding Addiction," and Savannah Eley, Opioid Prevention Specialist for Southeastern Utah Health Department. 

Join us to hear real stories of how stigmatizing language can contribute to the struggle for communities and for those experiencing substance and opioid use disorder. Our guests present evidence-based facts and personal narratives of how common labels affect people, how diagnoses have been formed and how communities can positively affect a negative scenario by using people-first language.