What is PWID (people who inject drugs)?
PWID, or people who inject drugs, is a term used to describe individuals who administer drugs via injection. Similar to PWUD, this person-first language helps to destigmatize and humanize people who use injection drugs, emphasizing the individual and not solely their method of drug use.
The adoption of terms like PWID is a result of increasing awareness around the stigmatization of drug users, particularly those who inject drugs. By using respectful and non-stigmatizing language, it encourages a more empathetic and supportive approach to addressing the needs of people who inject drugs.