WE’VE SEEN THE ENEMY…. AND IS HE THE ADDICT? Guest Post from Attorney Jeffrey Lynne.


Attorney Jeffrey Lynne shares a new frustration while working in the addictions industry, and it’s not what you might expect.


Published on SoberLaw News 

written by Jeffery C. Lynne Esq.

I made a huge mistake the other day. I had a lapse in judgement and commented on a local Facebook post about another treatment center being “raided.” I took exception to the term “raid” because the word evokes images of Seal Team Six taking out Osama Bin Laden, as opposed to what really happened, which was the serving of a search warrant by local law enforcement. Forgive the lawyer in me. I tend to like accurate facts rather than images conjured upon by the written word.

When I made this statement, those who have been unofficially identified as the “Addicts’ Parents and Friends Facebook Mafia” began to personally attack me for working with and legally representing an otherwise lawful healthcare industry that they believe to be inherently rife with corruption. These are the same people who would lynch a lawyer for representing anyone they pre-determined to be guilty. Salem Witch Hunt, Version 3.0.

While I did not take it personally, it did open a festering wound about how I feel about those suffering with Substance Use Disorder and those who provide services to them.

So, before I continue, what I am about to say is not going to be popular and I am sure I am going to receive many more threatening emails and negative Facebook posts as a result. But that’s ok. I tend to have my own problem with biting my tongue when it comes to telling the inconvenient truth.

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