METHADONE IS A MEDICATION, SO 'USER' IS THE WRONG WORD:
Below is a LTE that was published in the Vancouver Sun, I wanted to share:
Re: Methadone users 'get pharmacy kickbacks,' Sept. 9
No one could fail to condemn people who are alleged to accept bribes such as this -- or, especially, those who offer them.
But The Sun's reporters and editors should reflect on the use of the term "methadone users." Whatever the intent, the clear message is one of disdain. These individuals receive a medication from specially licensed physicians as part of a treatment regimen known for 40 years to be highly effective.
Can you imagine describing diabetics, even those who are woefully non-compliant with medical advice, as "insulin users"?