This spring, the Associated Press Stylebook removed the word “addict” as a noun. This change is important for humanizing people with drug addictions.
“When you call someone an addict, it reduces them to just that,” said Mark Redmond, our ED. “But it’s just one element of their being — they’re a mother or a brother or a student.”
Here’s the story from the Burlington Free Press.
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