Drug Abuse

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  1. mikewilson01 profile image57
    mikewilson01posted 5 years ago

    Its really weird to know that people getting adding addicted to prescribed drug mostly. Doctors prescribe it for treatment but people use it continuously for relief and getting addicted. I can't say that it is lack of awareness because people who are taking these drugs, most of them are educated about these drug's side effects but still they use it as there last option to survive! this really disgusting!

    1. Reality Bytes profile image84
      Reality Bytesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Bam, when the doctor feels the patient is relieved of pain, the doctor leaves them high and dry with the addiction!

      1. montylyn profile image60
        montylynposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        This is so true, they do leave high and dry... I never abused my meds but I know Your body becomes addicted to the meds. My doctor retired in didn't even give it a second thought on what I was going to do. I had six back surgeries and given a lot of pain medication and still on it. My back is  still bad and was told Friday I need neck surgery and back again.

    2. psycheskinner profile image83
      psycheskinnerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I don't think you understand what "addictive" means.

  2. Kathryn L Hill profile image79
    Kathryn L Hillposted 5 years ago

    It's because the doctor's goal is to treat symptoms.    Healing is different than merely treating symptoms. Healing is utilizing the body and its energy. It is harder to use the body's energy, but it is better in the long run. Please people! try to  H e a l ...not just treat symptoms with drugs. The body's healing potential is magical. The body knows how to heal itself. We have to find out the manner in which it will naturally heal itself. Drugs will not do the job. Drugs indeed leave the patient addicted. Addicted. Yes, sometimes drugs are necessary.
    But unless the Doctor tells you how to avoid addiction... don't go that route.

  3. Mighty Mom profile image84
    Mighty Momposted 5 years ago

    What part is disgusting? That people are becoming addicted?
    Or that doctors are setting their patients up to become addicted?

    Agree with Kathryn. Drugs just treat symptoms.
    If you've had surgery, as your body heals you "should" no longer need pain meds.

    1. Reality Bytes profile image84
      Reality Bytesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Your body may not need the meds for the pain, but once addicted, your body needs the meds for the pain.

      Opiate addiction causes as much pain as it serves.

      You cannot tell an opiate addict. that's it, no more drugs.  All that means is no more prescriptions.  Unless there is treatment, the addiction will find a way to be fed.  Including consenting  to further unnecessary surgeries or dealing with street pharmacists.

    2. montylyn profile image60
      montylynposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Sweetie I can agree with you BUT I had 6back surgeries and now was just told I need another one again along with neck so some of us continue to be in pain even though we have healed doesn't mean the surgery was successful ...so some of us still need pain meds as you can tell I need some more surgeries.....huggies, Linda   This is for mighty mom

  4. Jennifer Bart profile image60
    Jennifer Bartposted 5 years ago

    Actually a doctor can not legally take someone off of opiates after they have been on them for a certain amount of time. When someone has a surgical procedure done the doctor gives them pain medication for there recovery once the patient has recovered he or she should no longer need those types of meds. Opiates are very addicting and there really starting to come down hard on these types of drugs. It is becoming harder and harder for people who need pain meds to get them because people who don't need them are taking them in excess and that's not fair to those who truly need it for pain. I have chronic migraine and I rarely get Opiates due to the fact that I have had a drug problem. They are trying to make these kinds of pain meds illegal because of these types of issues.

  5. Kathryn L Hill profile image79
    Kathryn L Hillposted 5 years ago

    what should we do?


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