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The irony is that it is difficult for me to get hydrocodone or oxycodon for back pain, when it flares up. There does not seem to be a standard protocol for issuing pain meds.
I think we need to look at addiction as a medical condition and not criminal. There has been some research about addictive personality and this could be the reason that some become addicted quickly and why some don't. When I fractured my ankle, I took a significant dose for over 2 months and did experience withdrawal at all. I forgot one day...and that was it.
Addictive Personality: Do You Have One?
This whole opioid crisis is also causing a rise in crime. We saw a massive jump here in just the last year. People are begging for money and breaking into homes to get it. One guy down the street broke into 3 neighbors houses just looking for cash. Thefts are up because they can sell stuff for money. I am seeing it more and more here each day. It really is staggering how quickly this got going.
With this dagger hanging over their head and news story after news story pointing their fingers and shaming us, this POS governor and GOP legislature did away with the pain clinics but just a few years ago. (And many in the GOP put up a fight NOT to get rid of them).
So now HEROIN has moved into those same exact regions and of course permeating New England and other places. Do not ask me why heroin is so much cheaper? I haven't a clue how and why. I've never tried heroin and from all accounts, this is not the kinda high I understand or would enjoy.
So to answer your original question, why are they taking it? OR why are they dying from it? I don't have answer to either. And how the hell it is so easy to get is beyond me as well.
Last edited by cpicturetaker12; 22nd December 2016 at 08:36 AM.