Should Boston Press Scrap The Term ‘Methadone Mile’?


The section of the South End that has long been referred to by locals as ‘Methadone Mile’ for its proximity to methadone clinics sprang into the headlines this week following the police department’s sweep of the area. But some advocates said that using the colloquialism in coverage increased stigma against opioid users.

On this week’s edition of Beat The Press, Emily Rooney was joined by Adam Reilly of WGBH News; Roy Harris, formerly of The Economist Group and the Wall Street Journal; Mike Nikitas, former NECN anchor; and Callie Crossley of WGBH News.

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