So, you are a drug addict. You are a true loser. You are used to being called a ‘junkie’ because that is what you are. In hock up to your eyeballs to feed the wretched urge to experience another ‘high’. You have probably thieved or hocked everything you can lay your trembling hands on, from relatives, friends; just to stay abreast of the heroin squeeze, or the cocaine ‘hit’, or even the Fentanyl slug-in-the-guts. You just don’t care, as long as you get enough together for another fix, or bag, or whatever term you use to explain the slow suicide route you are travelling.
But, all is not lost. A group of really rich do-gooders are thinking about you, and have decided that, from now on, you ain’t a ‘junkie’ any more: you are instead ‘ a person who uses drugs’ or ‘a person with substance use disorder’. In truth, you have just discovered you have been ‘discriminated against’ for all these years!
I bet you feel really relieved about that!!!!!!