Druglink article 1999 – Talking the talk: the drug worker and ‘anti-language’ by Gerry Rice, Joanne M. Smith and Terry Thomas

The colloquial or slang language used by drug users is very much taken for granted by drug workers. Those working with drug users have also taken up this language. But is there more to this than the understandable need to empathise with a marginalised group?

Talking the talk: the drug worker and ‘anti-language’ (PDF)