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The Power of Language and Portrayals Webcasts Now Available

The Power of Language and Portrayals: What we hear, what we see. Collage of several differnet people.

SAMHSA's four-part educational webcast series, The Power of Language and Portrayals: What We Hear, What We See, focuses on substance use disorders (SUD) and how language and portrayals affect perceptions. Developed in partnership with the Entertainment Industries Council, the webcasts are designed to help journalists and entertainment creators use the best possible language in portrayals of people with SUD. Each webcast features panel discussions with behavioral health professionals, entertainment creators, and individuals in recovery.

The webcasts cover the following topics:

  • Trauma and Peer Engagement
  • Treatment and Recovery: Research to Practice
  • Inside Treatment and Recovery: A Look at the Transition
  • Substance Use Disorders and Other Health-related Issues in Primary Care
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SAMHSA is a public health agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Its mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities.

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