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Re: opiod crisis

Posted by bleauberry on March 6, 2020, at 18:55:57

In reply to opiod crisis, posted by rjlockhart37 on February 24, 2020, at 22:58:30

Well, here is a real life story from my own family that is profound.

A brother has significant back pain with Scoliosis. The only thing that worked for it was Percocet. For years he was prescribe Percocet because it worked. So obviously he was very addicted and dependent by then. But it was used properly, not as recreation or as an addiction. It was prescribed monthly and monitored.

He had to sign contracts with the doctor before starting this treatment. In the contract he agreed to periodic drug screen tests and was told if they ever found marijuana, cocaine, or other drugs in the test, they would stop the Percocet.

One day they found marijuana in his test. He says he doesn't know how it got there. yeah, well, that's another story for another day. But it was there.

They weaned him off of Percocet in just 2 weeks - this is after being on it for years! He went through a terrible depression and withdrawal from it for weeks, and of course it lasted for a year. He had no assistance during that time - no suboxetine, no anxiety meds, no psych meds, no nothing!

He made it. He somehow survived. So the moral of this story is, an opioid addict CAN quit cold turkey with no help. Not saying it's easy. But it has been done.

Here's the real irony of it all. Just this year his doctor - the same doctor - prescribed medical marijuiana!!!!

Oh my. He goes through a year of hell having his Percocet taken away from him because he had marijuana in his system, which was supposedly a bad thing, and then fast forward a couple years that same freaking doctor prescribes marijuana!

Wow. Just wow.




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