There are options available for him to obtain his pain medication.
I can find more if you need more too.
Also, if you fear that he is in danger of commiting suicide, then please call 911 or your county's mental health unit and have them see him. If he is suicidal, treatment is the best option for him and they can also help him obtain services he might need to help him secure medical insurance, help with getting his prescriptions paid for , and other available services in his area.
I would have him report to the nearest Social Security office and apply for either SSD ( Social Security Disability) or SSI ( Supplemental Security Income) which is for people who don't have enough work hour credits to allow them to obtain SSD. SSI can also be gotten to help during the time that he will be waiting to obtain approval for his Disability claim.
PLIF/TLIF Fusion w/Instrumentation L4-5 Spondololysthesis L4-5.Laminectomies L4-5, foraminal stenosis L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, herniations L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, central canal stenosis L3-4, L4-5 and L5-S1
Revision for failed Back surgery, pseudoarthrosis L4-5, hemilaminectomies L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, bmp added to revision fusion, replaced two bent screws that were reversing out of vertebrae - August 2, 2007
On going back pain and neuropathic pain, failed back surgery, consult for scs, decided not to do that at this point.
Adhesive Arachnoiditis also......just what I didn't need..9/08- adding bilateral ulnar neuropathy with severe compression to the mix. They want me to see a surgeon for ulnar nerve surgery, but I'm not biting.
I've seen enough surgeons over the last few years.