Methadone. It makes people absolutely stupid. I’m not talking about those taking it for treatment of pain or addictions, but instead those that protest its use. Take this news story for example highlighted by the ever diligent ARM-Me Blog about an Indiana methadone clinic advertising its services on a highway billboard. ARM-ME is an advocacy site that I am proud to call a blog friend and they ran this story because of its overall positive spin- but it still bothered me that the journalist who wrote the article had to include a “known fact”.
Although the advertising could also attract drug dealers who see the clinic as a concentrated base of clients, Arlt said she wasn’t too worried because of the clinic’s numerous indoor and outdoor cameras. ~ Post-Tribune
Don’t look now Ms Media, but if you have addicts that means you already have drug dealers (be careful here, they may even have a stethoscope). Trust me on this one- the clinic did not locate there because the community lacks a drug problem. The only thing the treatment center might do is actually lessen the demand!