I agree there are bullies, trolls and people who all around suck lurking and waiting for the right moment, behind their computer screen to spew their negativity, but it also concerns me that there is a significant population that feels this way toward substance abuse and in my opinion it’s part of the reason why it’s become so widespread.

I didn’t want to leave such a long response on the publication because of course I want them to publish my work again, but I couldn’t help but to feel it was something that needed to be addressed and it gave me the opportunity to be open about it in my own tiny space on the internet.

Newspaper reporter in Eastern Iowa. The views expressed are mine alone.

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