The following is a letter to insidetime, from issue February 2012
I write in regards to the letter by Lee Wookie ‘Forget the junkies, feed me!’ in your December issue. Why do prisoners on methadone, or with drug problems, always get referred to as ‘junkies’? To me this is just another form of bullying. Whatever happened to giving another human a bit of respect, no matter what their faults are? A lot of so-called junkies have suffered mental health problems of their own and also abuse as children, which is probably why they use drugs. I don’t think that labelling them all as junkies is very helpful or supportive. Often I have found drug-users to be polite, friendly individuals regardless of the crimes they have committed. I am not a drug-user myself, but I just think it doesn’t hurt to be nice and that we shouldn’t label others.
Comments about this letter
15/4/2012 b renda - glasgowm a mother of 3 wer a live in glasgow if u want to stick a needle in ur arm ur a junkie they get offerd help by getten methadone reading ur letter u must stay in a diff plantet a dnt no a polite friendly junkie unless ur gv them to get gear u sed ur not a drug user well u sound like a big issue seller lol it hurts me to be nice the state they walk about waens in glasgow watch it day and nite and me myself a think its a total disgrace
16/4/2012 annie glasgowa cum fae glasgow and brenda a dny no u but a totaly agre way ut letter dawl
6/5/2012 billy glasgowa totaly agree what these laddies say in my eye get the junkies of the streets
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