My thoughts exactly as the DEA needs to let our physicians do their job and stop prosecuting them. This post speaks high volume when it states how many millions have used prescription painkillers without the consent of any physician. It’s my opinion & others they’re getting them from the medicine cabinets from those who needed them for acute short term pain to get high. As a chronic pain patient I & many others wouldn’t divert any medication to run the risk of 1. Be in pain 2. Lose our doctors 3. Give our medication away to anyone as we know it’s against the law.
It’s a very bad day when our government who is to be for the people, moves to restrict access to the needed opioids of those in chronic pain from a chronic illness because of those that have abused them. We must reclaim our rights as those with chronic pain & not allow the government to take our life saving medication away. Each day that passes we’re losing more chronic pain warriors to suicides who can no longer stand the pain they’ve been left to deal with. They are leaving behind family, loved ones & friends to grieve their loss because they couldn’t take the way they were treated. They’re treated inhumanely, as addicts and junkies when they were husbands,fathers,mothers, wives, brothers, sisters, parents, grandparents,friends and most importantly they were as we are chronic pain patients not addicts. Yes, we all feel bad for those that have become addicted and/or lost a life due to addiction but, that’s a choice they made just as we’ve made the choice with our physicians to be treated as equals and now our physicians are being treated as drug dealers giving us our medications and fear the DEA who holds their life’s with a pen to allow them a DEA#. We must all stand up, sit down, crawl or be pushed no matter how we get there we must above all – Fight for our rights as American citizens to our Constitutional, Civil & Human Rights back & Reclaim them. I know friends who’ve become addicted & I have lost a loved one to suicide from chronic pain he could no longer take but again that doesn’t make anyone’s life better than the others. When will all lives matter and not just blue, black or those of the addict? We must make them understand that All Lives Do Matter and above all keep trying and never give up until they listen
Thank you as I’ll not stop no matter how bad the pain gets. .
When Prosecution Replaces Prescription
By Lynn Webster, MD
POSTED: JUNE 11, 2014
Chances are that most of us know someone with disabling chronic pain. Spotting these people is not very easy. If she is in pain, for instance, you can bet she won’t share it with anyone. The stigma associated with chronic pain often produces a sense of shame and, therefore, desire for concealment.
Imagine this same scenario but on a national scale, with the only difference being that instead of some people withholding problems, society is withholding the solutions.
Such is the plight of Americans who suffer from some type of chronic, persistent pain—a group of people that the Institute of Medicine estimates to number more than 100 million. Many of these people find relief from non-opioid treatment, but there are countless others whose pain is so severe that opioid therapy is the only option that provides enough…
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