How we talk about our relationship with alcohol matters. Why? Oftentimes, conversations around drinking lack inclusivity and scientific accuracy, creating stigma and barriers to treatment. Education and encouragement are critical to changing the narrative.
At Monument, we provide accessible, evidence-based online alcohol treatment to change your drinking on your own terms. And our language reflects that.
Here’s a glossary of terms you can expect to find on our platform, and language you won’t be seeing from us. If you identify with words that we don’t use and they’re working for you, keep at it. While you might not see them here at Monument, we support you in whatever feels most empowering.
Click through to learn more about what we don’t say, and why we use these terms instead.
We envision a new, stigma-free, culture around alcohol use disorder. We hope you’ll join us in changing the conversation.
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