I'm saying exactly that. It's not a sweeping pronouncement, either. My entire theory on Opiates is backed, based and created off both statistics released by the .gov and the endless (literally) anecdotal experiences I have with it. For disclosure purposes I am not an opiate user and never have been. I'm actually nearly straight edge but that's more of a coincidence than anything else. Once people put aside the stigma, bullshit, cliches and the rest of the garbage that is drilled into us by society and actually look at the problem a few things stand out immediately. I've put a lot of work into it. After seeing both sides of the debate and all the madness that goes on I've come to a conclusion that I've only grown more convinced of over the past few years. I don't need to have thicker skin on the subject. I'm just not going to get trolled into a subject that has caused major damage to myself, my family and my career on NES for all to read in perpetuity. Especially via a person I don't know, who is trolling me and who has absolutely no interest in having genuine conversation with me. I have had a lot of good conversations on this subject with a lot of people. Most of them are probably a lot smarter than myself. I have also had a lot of bad conversations about this subject with a lot of people. I tend to find that the bad conversations mostly revolve around dogmatic draconian thought processes on both public drug policy, public health, the war on drugs, addiction knowledge, etc. I have made very deliberate points in my life not to do certain things. And saying/typing things online that I could come to regret is one of them. Engaging with people like Lip, who dislikes my opinions on the Wall which gives him carte blanche to be dismissive regarding anything and everything else I say is just one of those things - on this subject and very few others specifically, that I know better than to engage in. As the great passed Admiral Ackbar said, "it's a trap."