Why We Should Say Someone Is A 'Person With An Addiction,' Not An Addict :: NPR, June 11, 2017

For years, people with addiction have wondered when the media would recognize our condition as a medical problem, not a moral one — when they would stop reducing us to mere "addicts" and speak of us in the more respectful and accurate "person first" language that has become common for people with other diseases and disorders.

Carolyn Wakefield