LETTERS: ‘Your ignorance is killing people’

Re: Addiction starts as self choice (Letters, Nov. 15)

Shame on you, Andy Neimers.

If you are so blessed to enjoy a life where addiction (to drugs, alcohol, gambling or any other life destroying situation) has left you and your family unscathed, the air topping that mountain must be pretty thin to provide you the confidence to make ignorant statements.

To be so lacking in empathy, to have such callous disregard for people dying, says nothing about those who struggle and everything about who you are. And it’s not a compliment.

That you are OK with maintaining the status quo that allows good people who struggle to die while you judge and look down from your lofty perch and do nothing reinforces your ignorance and cruelty.

It’s not a choice. It’s an addiction.

You don’t like safe injection sites, then offer something a little more helpful than “just say no.”

But for now the stats show that these sites do help. Your ignorance is killing people.

Ann Gallagher, Sooke

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