I used to and still do volunteer in local law enforcement and have gone on quite a few traffic stops. Its disgusting the amount of narcotics officers pull of people of EVERY age. I'm serious too. Its a pretty wealthy area too with plenty of respectable physicians. But when I was in high school the given was talk about
ADHD stimulants as I think about
of kids had a valid script
...I would go into the nurses office and they had a cabinet chalked full of bottles labeled "CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE". Then I would hear tons of talk about
OxyContin, Vicodin, etc. Most kids didn't know much about
it but boy allot of people seamed to have it and use it. It always bothered me because kids would get stupid large amounts of it. (Edited for language)
One girl about
17 had a 20mg 2x a day OxyContin script
for fibromyalgia she had for a year...she was started on OxyContin from the start and even admitted she didn't need it but it was "like her antidepressants" in a semi-sarcastic tone. Only reason I know the details is because she came in pissed one day when her new doctor refused to write for it and wanted to switch her to Tylenol #3. Then of course allot of football players would talk about
Vicodin and what not but thats a given if you look at the entire NFL's narcotics use statistics. I heard about
a few kids with pain problems but becoming addicted and having there parents basically lock there pain killers away and manage the whole issue. There were also allot of the druggies who would take Vicodin in really unsafe amounts not understanding that 2000mg of tylenol at once is not good for you.
Over all I can't comment on "pill mills" but I can say doctors need to (Edited for language)
learn how to manage pain. I do not think everyone needs to go to a pain specialist; I mean come on an Internist; the type of doctor allot of people see as their primary s job is "to diagnose, treat and manage chronic diseases and ailments of the body with a focus on general medicine". I think once you have a diagnoses and a pain specialist has ruled out other treatments there should be no issues with an Internist or whoever you see as a primary, prescribing opiates should not be an issue if the doctor has any sense of good judgement...anyways that's just my opinion. (Edited for language)
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