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LETTER: There's 'no such thing' as a safe injection site

'Encouraging your relatives and friends to continue such a lifestyle is beyond my comprehension,' says letter writer
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BradfordToday and InnisfilToday welcome letters to the editor at [email protected] or via the website. Please include your full name, daytime phone number and address (for verification of authorship, not publication). The following letter is in response to a letter regarding a campaign about addiction, published May 13.

I absolutely agree with Duncan McDonald and his letter on drug addiction and personal responsibility.

There is no such thing as a safe injection site. Do people not realize that alcoholism and drug addiction is a slow suicide? Encouraging your relatives and friends to continue such a lifestyle is beyond my comprehension.

I come from a long line of alcoholics and, at one point in my life, I could very well have joined my clan. However, sanity and personal responsibility prevailed. Yes, I suffered quite a few personal traumas growing up, but at a certain point, you become responsible for your own life and your personal choices.

I’m sure my name will be dragged through the mud for this, but addiction is a choice, and if you truly care for your loved ones, get them into rehab or let them go. If you let it happen, they will take you down with them.

Lyn Lawrence