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Aspiring doctors learning how to properly prescribe opioids

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The study found that the highest opioid prescribing rate was in Alabama’s 4th congressional district (166 prescriptions per 100 people), followed by districts in Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, Arkansas, Virginia and Oklahoma. THURSDAY, July 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) A close look at U.S. congressional districts has yielded new information about the opioid crisis: The highest rates of prescriptions for opioid painkillers are in the Southeast, Appalachia and the rural West. THURSDAY, July 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) — A close look at U.S. congressional districts has yielded new information about the opioid crisis: The highest rates of prescriptions for opioid painkillers are in the Southeast, Appalachia and the rural West. Focusing on prescribing rates for opioids like Oxycontin in congressional districts could help improve efforts to. THURSDAY, July 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) — A close look at U.S. congressional districts has yielded new information about the opioid crisis: The highest rates of prescriptions for opioid painkillers are in the Southeast, Appalachia and the rural West.

Focusing on prescribing rates for opioids like Oxycontin in congressional districts could help improve efforts to. Delaware’s prescription rate for certain opiates is among the highest in the nation, according to the Centers for Disease Control, and we know what many users of heroin tell us: Their drug abuse can be traced back to a time when they were prescribed. Opioids prescription painkillers, while highly addictive with a dangerous potential for overdose, do have a legitimate purpose.

Opioid drugs are used for pain management. Opioids prescription medication is widely and effectively used for a variety of medical situations: opioids for chronic pain are used to treat and manage conditions that cause long-term suffering, while opioids. The opioids deal with specific opioid receptors in the body, which are mainly located in the brain and the spine.

Lots of oral opioids are used in the treatment of chronic pain. Integrating opioids with other painkillers such as paracetamol and NSAIDs involves assaulting the pain on various receptors. All opioids are chemically related and interact with opioid receptors on nerve cells in the body and brain. Opioid pain relievers are generally safe when taken for a short time and as prescribed by a doctor, but because they produce euphoria in addition to pain relief, they can be misused (taken in a different way or in a larger quantity than prescribed, or taken without a. Prescription opioids are used mostly to treat moderate to severe pain, though some opioids can be used to treat coughing and diarrhea.

People misuse prescription opioids by taking the medicine in a way other than prescribed, taking someone else’s prescription, or. Southern states had the most prescriptions per person for painkillers, especially Alabama, Tennessee, and West Virginia. The Northeast, especially Maine and New Hampshire, had the most prescriptions per person for long-acting and high-dose painkillers.

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The CDC found doctors in certain states, such as West Virginia, all of the Southern states and particularly Florida, had prescribed large amounts of opioid painkillers to their patients.58 In Florida, a huge number of pill mills sprung up, selling opioids without prescriptions.

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The highest opioid prescription rates were in Alabama, Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi, and Louisiana, while the states with the lowest opioid prescription rates were Minnesota, California, Hawaii, New York, and the District of Columbia.

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In the places where opioid abuse is highest – in West Virginia.

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The document collects the total opioid overdose deaths from ten USA states in the months between July and December 2016 (Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Ohio, West Virginia, Wisconsin Missouri, Oklahoma, and Rhode Island).

“New Psychoactive Substances: Pharmacology, Clinical, Forensic and Analytical Toxicology” by Hans H. Maurer, Simon D. Brandt
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Opioid analgesics are the most commonly administered drugs for this purpose, including morphine, hydromorphone, meperidine, methadone, fentanyl, and sufentanil.

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By2005, medical examinershad reported increasedcasesof opioidrelated drug deaths inMaine,New Hampshire, Vermont, Maryland, Utah, and NewMexico, involving predominantly the prescription medications oxycodone, hydrocodone, and methadone (63).

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In 2015, 169 million prescriptions for some of the most common ER/ LA and immediate-release (IR) opioid analgesics were dispensed by U.S. outpatient retail pharmacies, down from a high of 206 million in 2011 (see Chapter 1, Figure 1-1).

“Pain Management and the Opioid Epidemic: Balancing Societal and Individual Benefits and Risks of Prescription Opioid Use” by National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, Health and Medicine Division, Board on Health Sciences Policy, Committee on Pain Management and Regulatory Strategies to Address Prescription Opioid Abuse, Jonathan K. Phillips, Morgan A. Ford, Richard J. Bonnie
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Data taken from 109 prescription drug abusers entering a treatment facility in central Kentucky showed that the most commonly abused opioids were hydrocodone (78%) and oxycodone-containing products (69%) [2].

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According to the California Department of Justice, doctors in Marin and other Bay Area counties wrote out 2.2 million prescriptions for opiate painkillers—OxyContin, Vicodin, Percocet, and the like—in 2013.

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Wherever possible they are preferred over opioid analgesics.

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  • 15:47 What about TRAMADOL widely used opioid. For example here in Thailand where OxyContin,Oxycodone only is only used palliative i.e cancer patients. Apart from that the content is informative. Bangkok Johnnie-CarSanook Media Thailand

  • Psychologists are not qualified to treat pain or taper a patient in pain. Further, 600 prescriptions in an 8 year period is NOT the common chronic pain patients’ experience and your doctor shouldn’t have been prescribing that much (if they actually ever did). A typical chronic pain patient gets one prescription every 30 days and these medications were highly regulated before all of this hysteria. Now they’re impossible for patients to obtain because of tripe like this.

    Some people can actually die from lack of treatment and have, all because a small minority abused their ability to get these medications while others simply abused street drugs which is more often the case and still is. All the while, we have psychologists running around pretending like they’re doctors that understand complex chronic disease and injury (and they don’t), telling patients they’re just not “perceiving” their pain “the right way”. They aren’t qualified for this and need to stay in their own lane. It’s one thing to help a patient cope if they want that help, it’s quite another to opine or treat things they aren’t trained to treat. They are not physicians and even if they were, there is a clear conflict of interest in how this field is encroaching on chronic disease and injury care.

  • Opioid abuse and overdose is worsening with the current COVID-19 pandemic. People need access to narcan and then the option to receive a medical detox and individualized mental healthcare.

  • That’s why trying to take care of my herniated lower back disc pain so I don’t depend on any pain medication. The effect will not work forever. I’m scared to see a chiropractor but that another one thing I want to do. I already tried physical therapy. Just the thought that was painful due to the stress of traffic and anxiety of getting there to place on time when pain & sleepiness is strong.

  • Maybe her pain got worse dumbasses… Doctors learn from a book the government wrote..cocaine and whores is the best pain killer.. Fuck government and doctors

  • I have major bone problems and severe jaw and facial bone problems and pain. Over the past 18 years I’ve been on various pain medicine. Unfortunately my pain has increased dramatically over the years and I’m getting nervous with the pain medicine the pain clinic has talked to me about. I’m 56 years old and right now I’m not really living life because my pain is so bad and I’d love to get my life back. I have mixed feelings about going on really strong pain medicine. I don’t know if I’m alone in feeling this way.

  • Thank you so very much for explaining the behavior of those that are addicted to painkiller! For a very long time I could not understand the drastic changes and behavior of that individual that I once loved and I thought that maybe I could help. You can’t help someone who’s addicted to prescription medicine when they don’t want help. Truly, I am grateful that I came out of this aggressive relationship before it became dangerous!

  • If these people continue to overdose, let it be their choice. Allocate that money for Narcan, to help people who are actually trying to make something of themselves.
    I’m sorry, but these drugs have to stop.
    If you keep giving them Narcan, they’ll continue to overdose.

  • I’ve been taking oxycodone, gabapentin, various muscle relaxers, and wear a fentanyl patch for over 11 years. I go to my pain therapy appointments every month. I get a drug screen done at every appointment to make sure I take everything they give me and nothing more. My pharmacist talked me into getting the nalaxone and I keep it on my nightstand, just in case something funky happens. Then, all of a sudden, to punish the people who take drugs illegally, all of my med doses had to be cut in half to satisfy some random number that someone came up with without concern for me or my condition. Will making me suffer more really stop recreational users from overdosing? Why are my doctors, who have been treating me for over a decade and literally know me inside and out, suddenly being told by random strangers, to cut my meds down and decrease my quality of life? People who use drugs, recreationally, are going to do it anyway. How is punishing me going to help anything?

  • Bullshit. I have done the research and in all 50 states, Heroin and Heroin mixed with Fentanyl causes more overdoses in each state than prescription pain pills alone. Polydrug use is the 2nd leading cause mixing opiates, benzos, & alcohol.
    If you are in pain, you should be in the care of a pain management specialist who sees you monthly and tests you for drugs that are not prescribed to you.
    These guys are bozos.

  • Thanks for your story. Ive been tapering 13 months from a high dose. I’m miserable. Dysfunctional.
    Not sure how I can make it to 0.

  • This is wrong lol. The years I was addicted to oxy, was the productive year of my life. I grew up with anxiety and those stupid pills made me feel anxiety free for the first time. I was able to do everything I never could and I was very confident and hard working. I was taking about 100mg throughout every day, but I was annoyed with how o could only be productive within my 1-2 hour limit the pills allowed me. Truth is most the time you’d never know the person next you was an addict. Reall addicts need them to just feel normal and don’t even get high anymore

  • Tintilated? Man… you guys are not the people those who have loved ones that are addicted should be listening to. It’s obvious you know very little about, well, even basic grammar; but also very little about the subject you are attempting to approach.

  • Wow, you guys sure “Peed Off” a lot of people in the comments…. not to mention your MILs! I would ask, “which is worse, constant debilitating pain or addition to medicine that makes life liveable?”

    My Dr doesn’t treat my joint pain. Gave me a script for acetaminophen. I took so much my belly button kept bleeding! I’m in a country setting where I tried growing poppy, learned to extract the opium and now I’m using 1/2 gram every day (for the past 3 years). It takes the edge off the pain and doesn’t cloud my head. I’m in my late 60’s and can see no reason to stop. When I do I get withdrawal symptoms and return of the pain and just stay in bed. Nah. I’ll ride this out… as an addict. I know everyone means well but I’ve been diagnosed with stage 4 “I don’t give a hoot” so just hope you don’t get what I’m blessed with. With a little luck I’ll croak before I get too sick to grow flowers

  • Thank God for this Narcan I was saved 3 time with it and have been clean for 8 years now. I have many friends who were not saved in time

  • How do these 2 fools even have the amount of followers they do? They are clearly uneducated about topics they assert themselves to be proficient in. Ridiculous.

  • To me, it remains mind blowing that opioids are prescribed after dental surgeries in the US. Over here (Switzerland), we get some anti-inflammatory pain killers (ibuprofen or others) and I’ve never felt any significant amount of pain after dental surgeries. And even if some stinging happens, that’s just my body recognizing it is hurt and working on repairing itself.
    For my arthritis (RA), I also get a NSAID (nisulid) which is incredibly effective. It can have some side effects (on kidneys), but I prefer that to interference with my brain/addiction risk.
    I’m not against opioid, but I feel like they should only be for major surgeries, and prescribed for chronic pain only after multiple other pain medications have failed.

  • As someone who works in retail pharmacy, a lot of good points are made in this video. One avenue that should be explored is more ready means of destruction, be it through programs the pharmacy sets up, or in-home systems. This way patients get what they need and curtail risk of diversion by destroying unused drugs.

  • These guys have a vested interest in getting people off of opioids as the more patients suffering from chronic pain as they age (from past injuries, surgeries, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis bone fractures to name just a couple) have to turn to more than NSAIDS to ambulate and not pass on from pain untreated. Pain can drag a person down. Their vested interest is more customers searching for better quality of life. Wisconsin is brutal in the fall, winter and what is thought of as spring. Any date after October first can bring freeze equaling increased pain. In addition; the statement of saying he loves his mother-in-law raises a flag re: honesty. The older woman obviously is suffering from depression caused by constant pain. Perhaps after the making of the video the poor woman was diagnosed with cancer or another lethal disease. I’m positive these PTs will respond defensively to my input. I look fwd to intellectually jousting with you “business men.”

  • I have been on hydrocodone compounds and they are very addictive but u never hear no one talk about those. I even snorted those which gave me infections

  • Why are you two physical therapists discussing opioid addictions? Just what is the CLINICAL difference between opioid addiction and dependency? How do you treat opioid addiction? What percentage of patients taking opioids for chronic pain become addicted? Do your boards have questions about analgesic agents at the cellular level? Are you recognized experts in managing all forms of pain? How long do YOU keep YOUR patients on opioids for pain? Are you credentialed in counseling patients about all aspects of opioid choices? Why is Demerol so effective in stopping postoperative shivering? What is the danger for patients taking say…Methadone and some antibiotics? What is the Gold Standard of all analgesic agents? Do you prescribe and/or dispense analgesics in your day to day practice? Do MDs, RN, CRNAs, NPs, and PAs post videos about how to do PT modalities? How about lab values that are impacted by analgesics, say Gabapentin, and Ibuprofen, Toradol? Pain management Docs say that patients taking meds for pain only have a low percentage of addictions, are you saying they are wrong?

  • It is the complete opposite for me. I have pain due severe lumbar scoliosis and was prescribed opioids for years in addition to a regimen of physical exercise which I followed religiously. I was extremely compliant and never ran out early and always took the smallest amount to relieve pain. I had an active life and got together regularly with friends. I even danced and went to ballet class at age 50! Then the opioid crisis hit and I was forced to taper off. That was 3 years ago. I stay in bed longer now, I avoid activities that hurt, and I’ve gone from 117lbs to 109lbs (I’m 5 ‘3″). Thats my quality of life now.

  • I would like to try an experiment where ppl are giving drugs to take recreational administered with pleasure reducing drug that something they makes they person violently but not life threateningly sick so ones body would view it as poison and have not desire to take again. Or maybe don’t even need the drug if it is just a powder.
    I’m sure many people have experiences with food that they will not touch because they were sick after eating their brain associated itas poison
    To me I see recreational drugs simplified as analogous to hacking a computer to be better by using wires touch to different points it might work but only temporary and will have effects do it too many times and you will break it. Certain drugs make you feel great artificially enacting the pleasure system love your brain which is activated when you doing something good so makes sense that a user would want to repeat using. So we need to stop lying to children and tell them the truth certain drugs make you feel awesome in short term but not long term.

  • My doctor wants to perform surgery for an electrical implants. I said I was not into that that I was good where I was. I have just got out of a toxic relationship and was doing good in my PhD program. I can’t afford to do any experimenting while I have so much on the line. He got emotional about not wanting to get an electrical machine and finished with I am taking away 2 of the 6 pills a day I give you. Obviously that has an impact on the length of daily activities I get to perform. I felt it as punishment, so now I wanna get off his meds all on my own. I just lost trust on my pain management doctor.

  • I got addicted to ultram or tramadol they said it was a strong aspirin but it’s worse than heroin it’s like taking Xanax a tranquilizer and heroin at the same time it made me have seizures when my back got fixed I had back surgery at 17 never touched anything before that I was in an insane amount of pain I almost couldn’t walk I had a herniated l5 and a bulging l4 I had to get surgery but they made me wait 10 months and fed me painkillers I had Vicodin and perkacet however it’s spelled my doctor is a good guy I mean I trust him had him all my life tramadol just became a narcotic 2 years ago well 6 years ago when I was crippled it was considered a strong anti inflamitory like strong aspirin well I was taking 4 a day starting out give or take I knew they made me feel weird at first like tired not hungry then after a few weeks I started to feel really good then one day I went to school felt ok that day didn’t take any I thought I had the flu or something by 10am and went home later that day in the evening my nerve started throbbing and burning and that sharp knife pain so I took 2 of them I figured I could take 2 at a time I didn’t take any that day I do the same with ibprophen well I got way too high I was literarily drooling on myself now all this being said I’m in recovery now clean but I went on to do heroin I went on to buy pills and be on suboxone which I’m getting off of now on my second week anyway the problem is people actually have pain even with the painkillers I was begging for surgery every week they just didn’t wanna do it and by the 6 month mark I was literarily playing out my own suicide on a daily basis and the opioids don’t help your mindset either so what do we do because I can 100 percent say if I had to go through that with nothing for pain I would have committed suicide so what do you do in that situation they had to give me something I was unable to walk sit or lay down I mean I had the worst type of herniation my surgeon said my disk was literarily jammed into my nerve and that if they would have made me wait another couple months I mean not have been able to walk ever again I just don’t see any clear answer for this unless we give people lie detector tests or something the problem today is people in actual pain can’t get pain medication because of all the pill seekers and they cut painkiller production to 25 percent which is wrong cancer patients and shit can’t get anything for pain the problem starts with the way they give people pills for example when you get your wisdom teeth pulled you don’t need Vicodin the shit only aches the 2-3 day a little it doesn’t hurt at all really didn’t for me I have a legit issue with my back and maybe once a year I lock up if I lay around too much this happens recently I went to the hospital wanted a shot in my back they were gonna give me perks even after I told them hey I can’t have any narcotics no opiates they still were gonna give it to me!!! I had to talk them out of it almost but on the same note at another hospital they weren’t gonna give me anything for pain and I was in severe pain anyone with back problems or neck problems knows what I mean I have a pretty high pain tolerance from dealing with it before for almost a year so when I breakdown and go to the hospital that means it’s to the point where I’m almost crying I’m not saying it’s right or wrong I wouldn’t have took any painkillers but the fact that they were t even gonna give me anything for pain is astounding that’s the problem some doctors give painkillers for everything and other doctors wouldn’t give you a Tylenol 3 if you have testicular cancer there needs to be a medium you can’t tell somebody they don’t have pain so what do you do?? Personally I feel painkillers should only be given to people in obvious pain back problems neck problems cancer diseases that cause severe pain not when somebody gets a tooth pulled not for even a broken hand or something that can be painful but broken bones don’t even seem painful enough to need painkillers joint and nerve pain are the most painful things to deal with you don’t need Vicodin if you have a headache

  • Quacks trying to cash-in on a fear based fashion trend spawned from primarily a political movement. There are medical diagnostic criteria for addiction published in the DSM 5 (available free online). The crap these idiots state are not those criteria…. just a few incompetent, sporadic and unsystematic observations of one mother-in-law. This presentation is so unethical they should be under professional charges.

  • I have been on norco, morphine, hydrocodone compound 20s, ( not at same time all the time) for going on 13 years now. It all started with a car wreck and a few loracete 10s. Now I have to buy some to have enough from month to month. Its getting me into it with family members and is making me physically sick. I’m 51 and already have to have IVIGs and iron and copd so I have enough problems. I do want to get of but I keep putting it of and putting it of. I do have some diagnosed mental issues also that probably contribute to it. And I was on ultram for 9 years and yes you can get addicted.

  • They seem like very nice guys. They say physical therapy may help. Oh no!
    Not at all did it help me. It made matters worse. It exasperated my pain. The people to ask about drug addiction are the people that have been drug dependent. As much as these guys might know about physical therapy, they have not walked one foot into the drug addict.

  • Why is it that everyone tries to control everything, if people have pain give it to them, if people lie, too bad. Not my problem. Population control ����‍♀️

  • Why is is that some people can do drug binges but never come out addicted but for other people they try something once and their addicted.

  • Ummm if there were only another medication that does no harm to your body and has no addictive side effects ( however some people do grow a dependency, yet there aren’t any withdrawals) like I don’t know medical cannabis??? But no lets have everyone fucked up on alcohol, cigarettes, and painkillers that are killing people as we speak, not to mention their legal. But we’re still wasting money on putting people in prison and jail over cannabis which is wasting government money that could be used to put Child molesters and rapists where they belong. I’m not saying cannabis is for everyone but it’s better than having your life ruined by drugs.

  • This is actually a lie. I have spent a long time investigating deaths bc of opiods and the deaths 9 times out of 10 were fake pills from the streets or from fentanyl based heroine. Y’all obviously dont know what your talking about with this and I’m tired of all the lies bc its a fact that the crack down on opiods has caused the death toll to rise so drastically since there has been a need to take this out of the hands of prescribers and into the hands of drug dealers! The one thing we know from history is we never learn from history!!!

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  • Second to alcoholism, I think the severe opiate disorder is a tough one to work with and through. Besides the pathology part and brain changes, the person in recovery knows the physical pain they’ll have to go back to. I don’t think gabba can replace the opiates in terms of dulling and blocking. Thanks for the video and a shout out to fellow Dupuytrener!!

  • I love this video. I was addicted to oxycodone and my big this was isolation. I quit being involved.. if you see someone doing this be KIND and reach out. Everyone is always going through something..

  • There wouldn’t be such a big problem with opioids if doctors would properly ween people off them when the patient no longer needs them, instead most doctors tend to give people their last subscription and say “good luck” and shove them out the door. I think that is criminal negligence.

  • Well coming from an ex addict of benzodiazepines, opiates, and stimulants. Xanax was the best benzo, Oxycodone for best opiate, and adderall for best stimulant

  • Tramadol is the the worst pain killer ever. I was prescribed it for a broken ankle. A BROKEN ANKLE and it did nothing. Absolutely nothing. The pain was the exact same way.

  • Dependence and addiction are being used interchangeably, and they are not even remotely similar concepts. Dependence is the presence of withdrawal symptoms upon abrupt cessation, whereas addiction is compulsive use despite harm, and only occurs in people predisposed genetically and subjected to a stressor of sufficiently traumatic magnitude as to disrupt early caregiver attachments. Look at “Addiction as an Attachment Disorder” and the body of research on mu opioid receptor polymorphisms before you make a fool of yourself and spread propagandized lies such as these. Dependence occurs with many anti-depressants, caffeine, and the withdrawal from drugs like Pristiq is as severe if not more severe than most opioids. Dependence can make stopping a drug more difficult if a person suffers from addiction, but they are distinct concepts, as a chronic pain patient receiving long term opioid therapy will become more functional on these drugs, whereas those suffering from addiction will see their functionality decrease.

  • This was not even close to being accurate. There is a difference between tolerance, dependance and addiction….. and there is another term used called pseudoaddiction. The CDC came out with a very interesting number, for the amount of overdoses linked to opiates…… and only opiates. Less then 4% of all overdoses that occurred in the 2018 & 2019 were contributed to just opiates. People were mixing opiates with SSRI’s…. Benzodiazepines alone are dangerous medications, but when people swallow down 20 mgs of Percocet along with 4 mgs of diazepam…… it’s a great recipe for respiratory failure.

  • I do more now that I can walk without severe pain. People use opiods really use them to get high if they are acting very strange. I just loose severe pain and focus on life as usual. I am very health conscious juice etc. So maybe that replaces the damage that opiods DO cause. I want off but I want to be productive not in a wheelchair and in severe pain from botched surgery nerve entrapment.

  • Also, listing Tamadol as a serious opioids pain med? You are just blowing your accreditation (if any) out the window, Tramadol is barely a controlled substance and contains zero opiate characteristics chemically

  • Ketamine and Phoenix tears worked from getting off sabixone which is used to get offf opioids. 160ml methadone quit cold turkey 9 years of my life wasted. Now I moderated with chronic cannabis

  • Oh come on! Coming from an addict who has rode the ride 10 times. Most addicts, I can’t speak for all. But almost everyone I’ve spoken to about the abuse of drugs all has one thing in common-trauma. I wish everyone could live the cookie cutter life with the mom and dad who worked a 9-5 and went to your soccer practices. But in all reality, some of us weren’t raised that way. Finding anything to escape from your personal hell even for a few hours, even with the health risks, even with the hurting the people you love most. An addict is trapped in a spiral of lies, hiding, sadness, and confusion. Now you’re probably thinking “get over it and get clean” right? How do you when you’ve found the relief to your whole lives pain? That one I can’t answer. But for my personal success, it’s been something so beautiful, not only benefiting myself but the earth and other living creatures. Meditation, spiritual growth, education and love.

    The best thing you can do for a family member is be the love they need. Don’t focus on getting them clean. Focus on giving them a hand to solve the root of their pain. So they don’t feel alone.

    Much love ��

  • Prescription drug abuse was a huge issue in florida so we changed the laws to close a lot of the clinics and it made it very hard to almost impossible for many people (even legitimate pain patients) to find another clinic. So, NOW we have a huge Heroin problem with people dying left and right (twice the rate of prescription abuse deaths) because the cartels infuse their heroin with fentanyl AND violent crime has increased dramatically so thanks state of florida and soccer moms with too much time on their hards for that! Now random home invasions are a common occurrence and whats funny is the state admits it caused this problem because at least in clinics it could be monitored and controlled whereas now we don’t know what’s going on and the police can’t protect us. If you truly want to solve this “drug crisis” then do what countries like Switzerland are doing. Decriminalize it, focus on harm reduction like clean needle exchanges to stop the spread of HIV and AIDS and this is the BIG one, TREATMENT to those who want it instead of putting them in jail for 5 years where their abuse is likely to continue and when you get out of jail you can’t find a job because of your record. Let’s treat people and help them become productive, tax paying citizens again. I’ve often thought about opening chronic abuse clinics for addicts to give them extended release pain meds on a daily basis so they can get off heroin with fentanyl (likely to kill them eventually) and then they can find jobs because they don’t have to worry about finding their next hit and eventually offer them help getting off the drug when the person is ready to do it. Will some people abuse it and die? yep but that’s always going to happen but when you look at the cost of prisons compared to treatment then it’s an easy solution to this problem. Heroin laced with fentanyl IS the problem now.

  • 9..!?!why weren’t these more organized into actual points. You just blurted out some that I thought were related, I was waiting for #2 then the video ended… hmm.

  • Something I thought was kind of weird when I was staying at a facility following my total knee replacement. Not so much the first couple of days, but when the nurse was making rounds to hand out pain meds, she would ask if I wanted one or two. If I wasn’t in a great deal of pain, I would take one. I’m sure the same question was being asked of other patients. Once I got out of the facility, I was thinking of the possibility of how easy it would be for staff to fudge the pill count, since they asked the PATIENT how many they wanted. The doctor must have prescribed a dose of two. If the nurse was less than honest, I saw the potential for problems. This is not to say that’s what was happening, but when it comes to addiction or making money on the side, anyone could be caught up.

  • There’s nothing wrong with us addicts mentally or physically. It’s the drug that makes us act that way, someone not addicted looks at addicts and says why do u do the stuff u do my answear is it’s not us thinking about the consequences we think of the now if your sick your going to do anything to get better. Non addicts think of it this way u get the flu and food poisoning at the same time and if there was a that minute cure for it wat would u do take it or go sick you would take it if it stops the sickness that seconed. It’s the same with us when we get sick we know that if we do the dope we won’t be sick anymore

  • I have been on Percocet for 10 yrs. I tried oxycotin for 1 month and did not like the feeling it gave me so I asked my dr to lower me back to Percocet. She wanted to put me on fentanyl. I went to another dr who was treating me and we agreed I was fine in what I was taking. I do exactly what he tells me and I don’t have any problems. People need to understand not everyone on opioid abuses them.

  • Pathetically sad that there is too much focus on “Fear of Patients becoming addicted to pain medication” Instead of Focusing on “Properly treating legitimate Chronic Pain patients who have life long conditions and clean records!” Chronic Pain patients are being discriminated against and it’s Not Right!! The True Fact Is Not everyone prescribed opiates is Or will become an addict, unless addiction runs dominant in their family’s genetic code!

  • More Propaganda, ‘you cannot rely on your Dr to monitor this’ really? Oh the DEA can do much better at observing and treating patients. rediculous video.

  • 1:26 I wonder if she is related to joe exotics late husband Travis.. she got the same last name and I never heard it before tiger king

  • You guys are just like all the rest lump everybody into the same category. I don’t drink, smoke or take illegal drugs but due to Doctors under medicating severe pain he I am looking for the illegal way. Not to get high cause not everybody gets that euphoria you talk about but when we have exhausted all other avenues including physio and just absolutely every other non medical avenue we are left to figure out our own way to cope cause all I want to do it work and live in tolerable pain. So don’t put us all in the same boat and not every drug works the same on every person.

  • Are there any studies which minimize publication bias that compares opioids to CBD to acupuncture or other pain medication like acetaminophen and ASA? I found one source for acupuncture, but it seems they’re biased towards acupuncture, other sources are biased against it. And I could not find anything that compares acupuncture to other pain medication for conditions like knee osteoarthritis. I would like the emotions taken out (i.e. biases minimized) and to have better comparative research with high epistemological standards done on which pain reliving options are safer yet still effective for alleviating pain: https://www.evidencebasedacupuncture.org/present-research/acupuncture-scientific-evidence/