Real men wear gowns: Opioid addiction

LENGTH LENGTH OF LENGTH OF THE LENGTH OF THE NAP, LENGTH OF THE NAP, WHETHER LENGTH OF THE NAP, WHETHER IT LENGTH OF THE NAP, WHETHER IT
WAS LENGTH OF THE NAP, WHETHER IT
WAS FIVE LENGTH OF THE NAP, WHETHER IT
WAS FIVE MINUTES LENGTH OF THE NAP, WHETHER IT
WAS FIVE MINUTES OR LENGTH OF THE NAP, WHETHER IT
WAS FIVE MINUTES OR AN LENGTH OF THE NAP, WHETHER IT
WAS FIVE MINUTES OR AN HOUR. WAS FIVE MINUTES OR AN HOUR. WAS FIVE MINUTES OR AN HOUR.
>>> WAS FIVE MINUTES OR AN HOUR.
>>> NOW WAS FIVE MINUTES OR AN HOUR.
>>> NOW TIME WAS FIVE MINUTES OR AN HOUR.
>>> NOW TIME FOR WAS FIVE MINUTES OR AN HOUR.
>>> NOW TIME FOR REAL WAS FIVE MINUTES OR AN HOUR.
>>> NOW TIME FOR REAL MEN WAS FIVE MINUTES OR AN HOUR.
>>> NOW TIME FOR REAL MEN WEAR >>> NOW TIME FOR REAL MEN WEAR >>> NOW TIME FOR REAL MEN WEAR
GOWNS >>> NOW TIME FOR REAL MEN WEAR
GOWNS WHERE >>> NOW TIME FOR REAL MEN WEAR
GOWNS WHERE WE >>> NOW TIME FOR REAL MEN WEAR
GOWNS WHERE WE SHINE >>> NOW TIME FOR REAL MEN WEAR
GOWNS WHERE WE SHINE A >>> NOW TIME FOR REAL MEN WEAR
GOWNS WHERE WE SHINE A LIGHT GOWNS WHERE WE SHINE A LIGHT GOWNS WHERE WE SHINE A LIGHT
ON GOWNS WHERE WE SHINE A LIGHT
ON HEALTH GOWNS WHERE WE SHINE A LIGHT
ON HEALTH ISSUES. ON HEALTH ISSUES. ON HEALTH ISSUES.
TODAY ON HEALTH ISSUES.
TODAY WE ON HEALTH ISSUES.
TODAY WE ARE ON HEALTH ISSUES.
TODAY WE ARE TACKLING TODAY WE ARE TACKLING TODAY WE ARE TACKLING
PRESCRIPTION TODAY WE ARE TACKLING
PRESCRIPTION OPIOIDS TODAY WE ARE TACKLING
PRESCRIPTION OPIOIDS AND TODAY WE ARE TACKLING
PRESCRIPTION OPIOIDS AND HOW PRESCRIPTION OPIOIDS AND HOW PRESCRIPTION OPIOIDS AND HOW
TO PRESCRIPTION OPIOIDS AND HOW
TO BREAK PRESCRIPTION OPIOIDS AND HOW
TO BREAK THEIR PRESCRIPTION OPIOIDS AND HOW
TO BREAK THEIR STRANGLEHOLD. TO BREAK THEIR STRANGLEHOLD. TO BREAK THEIR STRANGLEHOLD.
>> TO BREAK THEIR STRANGLEHOLD.
>> Reporter: TO BREAK THEIR STRANGLEHOLD.
>> Reporter: THE TO BREAK THEIR STRANGLEHOLD.
>> Reporter: THE DOCTOR TO BREAK THEIR STRANGLEHOLD.
>> Reporter: THE DOCTOR KNOWS >> Reporter: THE DOCTOR KNOWS >> Reporter: THE DOCTOR KNOWS
THE >> Reporter: THE DOCTOR KNOWS
THE DEVASTATING >> Reporter: THE DOCTOR KNOWS
THE DEVASTATING EFFECTS THE DEVASTATING EFFECTS THE DEVASTATING EFFECTS
OPIOIDS THE DEVASTATING EFFECTS
OPIOIDS CAN THE DEVASTATING EFFECTS
OPIOIDS CAN HAVE. OPIOIDS CAN HAVE. OPIOIDS CAN HAVE.
>> OPIOIDS CAN HAVE.
>> WE OPIOIDS CAN HAVE.
>> WE HAVE OPIOIDS CAN HAVE.
>> WE HAVE PEOPLE OPIOIDS CAN HAVE.
>> WE HAVE PEOPLE DYING OPIOIDS CAN HAVE.
>> WE HAVE PEOPLE DYING EVERY >> WE HAVE PEOPLE DYING EVERY >> WE HAVE PEOPLE DYING EVERY
DAY >> WE HAVE PEOPLE DYING EVERY
DAY OF >> WE HAVE PEOPLE DYING EVERY
DAY OF OVERDOSES. DAY OF OVERDOSES. DAY OF OVERDOSES.
>> DAY OF OVERDOSES.
>> Reporter: DAY OF OVERDOSES.
>> Reporter: AS DAY OF OVERDOSES.
>> Reporter: AS MEDICAL >> Reporter: AS MEDICAL >> Reporter: AS MEDICAL
DIRECTOR >> Reporter: AS MEDICAL
DIRECTOR AT >> Reporter: AS MEDICAL
DIRECTOR AT HEALTH >> Reporter: AS MEDICAL
DIRECTOR AT HEALTH PARTNERS, DIRECTOR AT HEALTH PARTNERS, DIRECTOR AT HEALTH PARTNERS,
SHE DIRECTOR AT HEALTH PARTNERS,
SHE WORKS DIRECTOR AT HEALTH PARTNERS,
SHE WORKS TIRELESSLY DIRECTOR AT HEALTH PARTNERS,
SHE WORKS TIRELESSLY TO DIRECTOR AT HEALTH PARTNERS,
SHE WORKS TIRELESSLY TO HELP SHE WORKS TIRELESSLY TO HELP SHE WORKS TIRELESSLY TO HELP
PEOPLE SHE WORKS TIRELESSLY TO HELP
PEOPLE BREAK SHE WORKS TIRELESSLY TO HELP
PEOPLE BREAK THEIR SHE WORKS TIRELESSLY TO HELP
PEOPLE BREAK THEIR DEPENDENCY. PEOPLE BREAK THEIR DEPENDENCY. PEOPLE BREAK THEIR DEPENDENCY.
>> PEOPLE BREAK THEIR DEPENDENCY.
>> IF PEOPLE BREAK THEIR DEPENDENCY.
>> IF YOU PEOPLE BREAK THEIR DEPENDENCY.
>> IF YOU FEEL PEOPLE BREAK THEIR DEPENDENCY.
>> IF YOU FEEL LIKE PEOPLE BREAK THEIR DEPENDENCY.
>> IF YOU FEEL LIKE YOU PEOPLE BREAK THEIR DEPENDENCY.
>> IF YOU FEEL LIKE YOU ARE >> IF YOU FEEL LIKE YOU ARE >> IF YOU FEEL LIKE YOU ARE
ADDICTED >> IF YOU FEEL LIKE YOU ARE
ADDICTED TO >> IF YOU FEEL LIKE YOU ARE
ADDICTED TO OPIOIDS, >> IF YOU FEEL LIKE YOU ARE
ADDICTED TO OPIOIDS, YOU ADDICTED TO OPIOIDS, YOU ADDICTED TO OPIOIDS, YOU
SHOULD ADDICTED TO OPIOIDS, YOU
SHOULD NOT ADDICTED TO OPIOIDS, YOU
SHOULD NOT TRY ADDICTED TO OPIOIDS, YOU
SHOULD NOT TRY TO ADDICTED TO OPIOIDS, YOU
SHOULD NOT TRY TO DO ADDICTED TO OPIOIDS, YOU
SHOULD NOT TRY TO DO IT SHOULD NOT TRY TO DO IT SHOULD NOT TRY TO DO IT
YOURSELF. YOURSELF. YOURSELF.
IT’S YOURSELF.
IT’S VERY, YOURSELF.
IT’S VERY, VERY YOURSELF.
IT’S VERY, VERY DIFFICULT YOURSELF.
IT’S VERY, VERY DIFFICULT AND IT’S VERY, VERY DIFFICULT AND IT’S VERY, VERY DIFFICULT AND
THERE IT’S VERY, VERY DIFFICULT AND
THERE ARE IT’S VERY, VERY DIFFICULT AND
THERE ARE LOTS IT’S VERY, VERY DIFFICULT AND
THERE ARE LOTS OF IT’S VERY, VERY DIFFICULT AND
THERE ARE LOTS OF — IT’S VERY, VERY DIFFICULT AND
THERE ARE LOTS OF — THERE’S THERE ARE LOTS OF — THERE’S THERE ARE LOTS OF — THERE’S
LOTS THERE ARE LOTS OF — THERE’S
LOTS OF THERE ARE LOTS OF — THERE’S
LOTS OF RESOURCES THERE ARE LOTS OF — THERE’S
LOTS OF RESOURCES RIGHT THERE ARE LOTS OF — THERE’S
LOTS OF RESOURCES RIGHT NOW THERE ARE LOTS OF — THERE’S
LOTS OF RESOURCES RIGHT NOW TO LOTS OF RESOURCES RIGHT NOW TO LOTS OF RESOURCES RIGHT NOW TO
HELP. HELP. HELP.
>> HELP.
>> Reporter: HELP.
>> Reporter: OPIOIDS HELP.
>> Reporter: OPIOIDS ARE >> Reporter: OPIOIDS ARE >> Reporter: OPIOIDS ARE
EFFECTIVE >> Reporter: OPIOIDS ARE
EFFECTIVE IN >> Reporter: OPIOIDS ARE
EFFECTIVE IN TREATING >> Reporter: OPIOIDS ARE
EFFECTIVE IN TREATING ACUTE EFFECTIVE IN TREATING ACUTE EFFECTIVE IN TREATING ACUTE
PAIN EFFECTIVE IN TREATING ACUTE
PAIN AFTER EFFECTIVE IN TREATING ACUTE
PAIN AFTER SURGERY EFFECTIVE IN TREATING ACUTE
PAIN AFTER SURGERY OR EFFECTIVE IN TREATING ACUTE
PAIN AFTER SURGERY OR PAIN PAIN AFTER SURGERY OR PAIN PAIN AFTER SURGERY OR PAIN
AFTER PAIN AFTER SURGERY OR PAIN
AFTER A PAIN AFTER SURGERY OR PAIN
AFTER A FALL PAIN AFTER SURGERY OR PAIN
AFTER A FALL OR PAIN AFTER SURGERY OR PAIN
AFTER A FALL OR BROKEN PAIN AFTER SURGERY OR PAIN
AFTER A FALL OR BROKEN BONE. AFTER A FALL OR BROKEN BONE. AFTER A FALL OR BROKEN BONE.
BUT AFTER A FALL OR BROKEN BONE.
BUT FOR AFTER A FALL OR BROKEN BONE.
BUT FOR CHRONIC AFTER A FALL OR BROKEN BONE.
BUT FOR CHRONIC PAINS, AFTER A FALL OR BROKEN BONE.
BUT FOR CHRONIC PAINS, THEY BUT FOR CHRONIC PAINS, THEY BUT FOR CHRONIC PAINS, THEY
AREN’T BUT FOR CHRONIC PAINS, THEY
AREN’T PRESCRIBED BUT FOR CHRONIC PAINS, THEY
AREN’T PRESCRIBED MUCH AREN’T PRESCRIBED MUCH AREN’T PRESCRIBED MUCH
ANYMORE. ANYMORE. ANYMORE.
>> ANYMORE.
>> WE ANYMORE.
>> WE HAVE ANYMORE.
>> WE HAVE PROVEN ANYMORE.
>> WE HAVE PROVEN IT ANYMORE.
>> WE HAVE PROVEN IT DOESN’T >> WE HAVE PROVEN IT DOESN’T >> WE HAVE PROVEN IT DOESN’T
WORK. WORK. WORK.
WE WORK.
WE HAVE WORK.
WE HAVE PROVEN WORK.
WE HAVE PROVEN THAT WORK.
WE HAVE PROVEN THAT IT’S WE HAVE PROVEN THAT IT’S WE HAVE PROVEN THAT IT’S
DANGEROUS. DANGEROUS. DANGEROUS.
>> DANGEROUS.
>> Reporter: DANGEROUS.
>> Reporter: SIGNS DANGEROUS.
>> Reporter: SIGNS YOU DANGEROUS.
>> Reporter: SIGNS YOU HAVE DANGEROUS.
>> Reporter: SIGNS YOU HAVE A >> Reporter: SIGNS YOU HAVE A >> Reporter: SIGNS YOU HAVE A
DEPENDENCY >> Reporter: SIGNS YOU HAVE A
DEPENDENCY INCLUDE >> Reporter: SIGNS YOU HAVE A
DEPENDENCY INCLUDE AN >> Reporter: SIGNS YOU HAVE A
DEPENDENCY INCLUDE AN INCREASE DEPENDENCY INCLUDE AN INCREASE DEPENDENCY INCLUDE AN INCREASE
IN DEPENDENCY INCLUDE AN INCREASE
IN TOLERANCE. IN TOLERANCE. IN TOLERANCE.
AND IN TOLERANCE.
AND IF IN TOLERANCE.
AND IF YOU IN TOLERANCE.
AND IF YOU HAVE IN TOLERANCE.
AND IF YOU HAVE WITHDRAWALS, AND IF YOU HAVE WITHDRAWALS, AND IF YOU HAVE WITHDRAWALS,
WHEN AND IF YOU HAVE WITHDRAWALS,
WHEN YOU AND IF YOU HAVE WITHDRAWALS,
WHEN YOU SHOULD AND IF YOU HAVE WITHDRAWALS,
WHEN YOU SHOULD STOP. WHEN YOU SHOULD STOP. WHEN YOU SHOULD STOP.
THEY WHEN YOU SHOULD STOP.
THEY HAVE WHEN YOU SHOULD STOP.
THEY HAVE PEOPLE WHEN YOU SHOULD STOP.
THEY HAVE PEOPLE IN WHEN YOU SHOULD STOP.
THEY HAVE PEOPLE IN PLACE WHEN YOU SHOULD STOP.
THEY HAVE PEOPLE IN PLACE TO THEY HAVE PEOPLE IN PLACE TO THEY HAVE PEOPLE IN PLACE TO
MAKE THEY HAVE PEOPLE IN PLACE TO
MAKE IT THEY HAVE PEOPLE IN PLACE TO
MAKE IT POSSIBLE THEY HAVE PEOPLE IN PLACE TO
MAKE IT POSSIBLE TO THEY HAVE PEOPLE IN PLACE TO
MAKE IT POSSIBLE TO BREAK THEY HAVE PEOPLE IN PLACE TO
MAKE IT POSSIBLE TO BREAK THE MAKE IT POSSIBLE TO BREAK THE MAKE IT POSSIBLE TO BREAK THE
ADDICTION. ADDICTION. ADDICTION.
>> ADDICTION.
>> THERE ADDICTION.
>> THERE HAS ADDICTION.
>> THERE HAS TO ADDICTION.
>> THERE HAS TO BE ADDICTION.
>> THERE HAS TO BE A >> THERE HAS TO BE A >> THERE HAS TO BE A
MANAGEMENT >> THERE HAS TO BE A
MANAGEMENT STRATEGY >> THERE HAS TO BE A
MANAGEMENT STRATEGY AS >> THERE HAS TO BE A
MANAGEMENT STRATEGY AS WE’RE MANAGEMENT STRATEGY AS WE’RE MANAGEMENT STRATEGY AS WE’RE
COMING MANAGEMENT STRATEGY AS WE’RE
COMING DOWN MANAGEMENT STRATEGY AS WE’RE
COMING DOWN ON MANAGEMENT STRATEGY AS WE’RE
COMING DOWN ON THE MANAGEMENT STRATEGY AS WE’RE
COMING DOWN ON THE PILLS. COMING DOWN ON THE PILLS. COMING DOWN ON THE PILLS.
REALLY COMING DOWN ON THE PILLS.
REALLY WHAT COMING DOWN ON THE PILLS.
REALLY WHAT WE COMING DOWN ON THE PILLS.
REALLY WHAT WE DO COMING DOWN ON THE PILLS.
REALLY WHAT WE DO IS COMING DOWN ON THE PILLS.
REALLY WHAT WE DO IS WE COMING DOWN ON THE PILLS.
REALLY WHAT WE DO IS WE WEAN REALLY WHAT WE DO IS WE WEAN REALLY WHAT WE DO IS WE WEAN
THEY REALLY WHAT WE DO IS WE WEAN
THEY VERY REALLY WHAT WE DO IS WE WEAN
THEY VERY SLOWLY. THEY VERY SLOWLY. THEY VERY SLOWLY.
THE THEY VERY SLOWLY.
THE LENGTH THEY VERY SLOWLY.
THE LENGTH OF THEY VERY SLOWLY.
THE LENGTH OF THE THEY VERY SLOWLY.
THE LENGTH OF THE TIME THEY VERY SLOWLY.
THE LENGTH OF THE TIME DEPENDS THE LENGTH OF THE TIME DEPENDS THE LENGTH OF THE TIME DEPENDS
ON THE LENGTH OF THE TIME DEPENDS
ON THE THE LENGTH OF THE TIME DEPENDS
ON THE DOSE, THE LENGTH OF THE TIME DEPENDS
ON THE DOSE, AGE THE LENGTH OF THE TIME DEPENDS
ON THE DOSE, AGE AND THE LENGTH OF THE TIME DEPENDS
ON THE DOSE, AGE AND RISK. ON THE DOSE, AGE AND RISK. ON THE DOSE, AGE AND RISK.
>> ON THE DOSE, AGE AND RISK.
>> Reporter: ON THE DOSE, AGE AND RISK.
>> Reporter: AS ON THE DOSE, AGE AND RISK.
>> Reporter: AS THE ON THE DOSE, AGE AND RISK.
>> Reporter: AS THE PATIENT ON THE DOSE, AGE AND RISK.
>> Reporter: AS THE PATIENT IS >> Reporter: AS THE PATIENT IS >> Reporter: AS THE PATIENT IS
DOING >> Reporter: AS THE PATIENT IS
DOING THAT, >> Reporter: AS THE PATIENT IS
DOING THAT, THEY >> Reporter: AS THE PATIENT IS
DOING THAT, THEY ARE >> Reporter: AS THE PATIENT IS
DOING THAT, THEY ARE ALSO DOING THAT, THEY ARE ALSO DOING THAT, THEY ARE ALSO
ENGAGED DOING THAT, THEY ARE ALSO
ENGAGED IN DOING THAT, THEY ARE ALSO
ENGAGED IN TREATMENTS DOING THAT, THEY ARE ALSO
ENGAGED IN TREATMENTS LIKE ENGAGED IN TREATMENTS LIKE ENGAGED IN TREATMENTS LIKE
PHYSICAL ENGAGED IN TREATMENTS LIKE
PHYSICAL THERAPY ENGAGED IN TREATMENTS LIKE
PHYSICAL THERAPY OR PHYSICAL THERAPY OR PHYSICAL THERAPY OR
OCCUPATIONAL PHYSICAL THERAPY OR
OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY PHYSICAL THERAPY OR
OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY TO PHYSICAL THERAPY OR
OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY TO HELP OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY TO HELP OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY TO HELP
MANAGE OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY TO HELP
MANAGE THEIR OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY TO HELP
MANAGE THEIR CHRONIC OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY TO HELP
MANAGE THEIR CHRONIC PAIN. MANAGE THEIR CHRONIC PAIN. MANAGE THEIR CHRONIC PAIN.
>> MANAGE THEIR CHRONIC PAIN.
>> WE MANAGE THEIR CHRONIC PAIN.
>> WE HAVE MANAGE THEIR CHRONIC PAIN.
>> WE HAVE MADE MANAGE THEIR CHRONIC PAIN.
>> WE HAVE MADE PROGRESS. >> WE HAVE MADE PROGRESS. >> WE HAVE MADE PROGRESS.
OUR >> WE HAVE MADE PROGRESS.
OUR DEATH >> WE HAVE MADE PROGRESS.
OUR DEATH RATE >> WE HAVE MADE PROGRESS.
OUR DEATH RATE DECREASED, >> WE HAVE MADE PROGRESS.
OUR DEATH RATE DECREASED, AND OUR DEATH RATE DECREASED, AND OUR DEATH RATE DECREASED, AND
I OUR DEATH RATE DECREASED, AND
I THINK OUR DEATH RATE DECREASED, AND
I THINK ONE OUR DEATH RATE DECREASED, AND
I THINK ONE OF OUR DEATH RATE DECREASED, AND
I THINK ONE OF THE OUR DEATH RATE DECREASED, AND
I THINK ONE OF THE THINGS OUR DEATH RATE DECREASED, AND
I THINK ONE OF THE THINGS THAT I THINK ONE OF THE THINGS THAT I THINK ONE OF THE THINGS THAT
WE I THINK ONE OF THE THINGS THAT
WE DID I THINK ONE OF THE THINGS THAT
WE DID PARTICULARLY I THINK ONE OF THE THINGS THAT
WE DID PARTICULARLY WELL, WE DID PARTICULARLY WELL, WE DID PARTICULARLY WELL,
ESPECIALLY WE DID PARTICULARLY WELL,
ESPECIALLY AT WE DID PARTICULARLY WELL,
ESPECIALLY AT HEALTH WE DID PARTICULARLY WELL,
ESPECIALLY AT HEALTH PARTNERS, ESPECIALLY AT HEALTH PARTNERS, ESPECIALLY AT HEALTH PARTNERS,
IS ESPECIALLY AT HEALTH PARTNERS,
IS WE ESPECIALLY AT HEALTH PARTNERS,
IS WE DECREASED ESPECIALLY AT HEALTH PARTNERS,
IS WE DECREASED THE ESPECIALLY AT HEALTH PARTNERS,
IS WE DECREASED THE AMOUNT ESPECIALLY AT HEALTH PARTNERS,
IS WE DECREASED THE AMOUNT OF IS WE DECREASED THE AMOUNT OF IS WE DECREASED THE AMOUNT OF
OPIOIDS IS WE DECREASED THE AMOUNT OF
OPIOIDS THAT IS WE DECREASED THE AMOUNT OF
OPIOIDS THAT ARE IS WE DECREASED THE AMOUNT OF
OPIOIDS THAT ARE GOING IS WE DECREASED THE AMOUNT OF
OPIOIDS THAT ARE GOING OUT IS WE DECREASED THE AMOUNT OF
OPIOIDS THAT ARE GOING OUT ON OPIOIDS THAT ARE GOING OUT ON OPIOIDS THAT ARE GOING OUT ON
THE OPIOIDS THAT ARE GOING OUT ON
THE STREET. THE STREET. THE STREET.
>> THE STREET.
>> IF THE STREET.
>> IF YOU

1 comment

  1. The opioid crisis/epidemic is MEDIA-HYPED HYSTERICAL BS! Relief from severe chronic incurable pain is a HUMAN RIGHT! BECAUSE OF THE HYSTERIA, doctors are putting their licenses at risk for doing the right thing, for prescribing opioids for pain!!!!! Pain KILLS people when they are denied significant relief. Opioids can provide significant relief. There is no substitute. BUT even when a doctor will prescribe an opioid, they limit the dose to a less than satisfactory level of relief, OUT OF FEAR OF THIS BS HYSTERIA. IT IS INSANE! The hysteria is promoted by sanctimonious meddlers who have never really been in pain. NO ONE WHO HAS EVER HAD INTENSE NONSTOP UNENDING 24/7 PAIN WOULD DENY ANOTHER PERSON SUFFICIENT RELIEF FROM THAT PAIN. People who suffer severe chronic incurable pain have two choices in getting significant relief: get opioids, or go for the big sleep. People who have not experienced severe chronic incurable pain 24/7 can not comprehend the appeal of suicide. The anti-opioid zealots need to be afflicted with severe incurable chronic pain……THEN they would have a right to express an opinion about opioid pain medications, the people who manufacture them, the doctors who prescribe them, and the people who use them. The real victims here are the people who must have serious relief from serious pain — who, because of the hysteria, are now unable to get it. TELL YOUR STATE LEGISLATORS, CONGRESSMEN, AND SENATORS THAT OPIOIDS ARE NECESSARY AND PROPER MEDICINE FOR INTENSE PAIN AND NOT TO INTERFERE WITH ITS MANUFACTURE, PRESCRIPTION, OR USE. The government is NOT QUALIFIED to INTERFERE in the doctor-patient relationship. Ditto for the insurance dictators. Another question: why should ANY drug illegal? [Illegality means that adulterated drugs will sold on the street in the shadows]. We and our doctors should not be the mercy of the remote decision maker gods. What business is it if theirs? Why are drugs criminalized? If a person under the influence of a drug commits a crime, punish the person for the crime, do not punish the person for the drug. Ultimately, drug ABUSE is self-limiting. Ultimately, victims of severe chronic incurable pain will either obtain sufficient relief while living, or will end their suffering. Sufficient relief is a necessary condition to continuing to live. The depraved barbarians among us are those who take it upon themselves to deny to others that relief. Here is a collection of comments by others who have been harmed by the hysteria: The true opioid crisis is that millions of Americans who are in permanent blinding pain can no longer get relief and now if they want to be pain-free they need to pay ten dollars a pill, risk jail, or be in blinding, endless, mind breaking pain. I deal with peripheral neuropathy in both my arms as well as sciatica in my right leg. As for my neck injury it's fused at C5 with damage at C4 & C6. I've done PT, acupuncture, chiropractic treatments, psychological counseling, learned biofeedback & self hypnosis, used TENS units, had a spinal cord stimulator implanted (which malfunctioned a few months layer leading to 5 failed surgical attempts to repair it before I had it removed), & I've gone through a myriad of meds trying to find the best combination in regards to relief of my pain with minimal risks/side effects. All of the above was done under the direction of 3 different pain clinics over the past 22yrs. Due to the lunacy in the govt & media, chronbic pain sufferers are either being drastically cut back or worse cut off completely. I'm currently taking 1/3rd the dosage I used to take. My pain level now never falls below an 8 on a scale of 1-10. On a good day I generally have a hard time doing what most people my age can do with ease. A trip to the store can be agonizing. Over the years I've had 20 surgeries, with the vast majority of them directly related to injuries while in the Army. Someone truly suffering with severe intractable pain is not going to abuse their meds because they know they then won't have their meds later on when they need them & they don't want to run the risk of having their doctor(s) cut them off. Instead of jumpimg on the bandwagon & maligning all opiod use as bad why not try to reach out to several legitimate chronic pain patients & their doctors & get their stories? The war on opioids is killing people now, people like me, who have incurable chronic conditions that cause unbearable pain. We are having a hard time finding doctors that are even willing to prescribe them, much less willing to apply the right dosage to have a positive effect on ones ability to have a meaningful life and not be stuck bedridden and crying. When faced with the choice, failing to find a doctor, people are left with either attempting to buy unsafe street drugs or simply committing suicide. These are effective medications, and without them many people don't get to have any "quality of life". The true opioid crisis is that tens of millions of Americans who are in permanent blinding pain can no longer get relief. Many people live in intractable, chronic pain and use pain "opioids" to have mobility and lives. Now, due to the media hysteria about opioids, chronic pain patients are needlessly suffering and dying. The treatment of pain should never be subject to public hysteria. Take a trip to a burn ward in the hospital and then tell me how they should not be treated for pain. Severe pain basically turns you into a plant. Severe pain temporarily removes people from society, and sometimes permanently, it is so mindnumbingly painful that many die from heart failure due to the additional stress, others die from suicide. You cannot sleep, you get 0-2 hours of sleep per night/day. At times the pain is so strong, you cannot speak with your normal voice. No productive life is possible, life is not even worth it, with intense 24/7 pain.

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