“So I was reading my local newspaper this morning, and was dismayed to read a letter to the editor that criticized our county for paying for transportation for Medicaid patients to get to and from methadone clinics. The author of the letter said, and I am paraphrasing, that we should stop spending money on drug addicts.
I probably started growling without realizing it, because my fiancé asked me, “What?” I told him that I was feeling a desire to write a letter to the editor coming over me.
So I did. I wrote a letter, brief as I could make it while still containing all the facts, outlining my view of the importance of providing addiction treatment. I will send it to the newspaper, but here it is in a slightly edited version for my blog.”
Source: Dr. Jana Burson – September 13, 2015