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New York Times Reporter Glenn Thrush Jokes About Opioid Addiction

“I take Methadone,” Thrush joked about how he was able to get off Twitter.

The New York Times‘ Glenn Thrush made a questionable joke about opioid addiction during The Atlantic’s Washington Ideas Forum on Thursday.

Bloomberg‘s Margaret Carlson asked Thrush how he was able to get off Twitter.

“I take Methadone,” Thrush joked as NBC’s Katy Tur laughed. “Actually Facebook is kind of Methadone for Twitter.”

Thrush has been off Twitter since September 19, 2017.

Methadone, for those unfamiliar, is a drug that is used to treat people suffering from opioid addiction.