posted on Sep, 25 2014 @ 08:02 PM
As a recovering addict of opioid addiction i think this is great. I have Crohn's disease and have been treated for it since i was about 16. This
includes, over the years, copious amounts of everything from hydracodone, oxycodone, morphine, etc. Some doctors would rather prescribe an opiate when
other treatments are not only more effective but actually help more in the long run. I dont think it was ever any of my doctors goals for me to be an
addict, they were just trying to keep me "comfortable". Unfortunately opiates are HIGHLY addictive- whether you legitimately need them or not. Just
because the doctor tells you take take two pills 4 times a day for the rest of your life... doesnt mean that your body isnt going to magically NOT get
addicted. To my knowledge they are just starting to treat hydracodone the same way they do any other opiate medication... What is so wrong with that?
Do i think this will help? nope not really, in my experience addicts will find a way to get high regardless. Do i think its a good step in the right
direction? eh... kind of. Until this country starts treating addiction, specifically opiate addiction, as a health issue not a criminal issue- i dont
think we will ever see an end to it.
Now I understand what you are saying, that its going to make it more difficult- but that's the point. Some doctors over prescribe, or even prescribe
when there is no real need to. THis will atleast make them think about that. From experience i know quite a few people who received a legitimate
prescription from a legitimate doctor, and did so on a regular basis... with no legitimate medical problems. They only had to go in once every 2, 3, 6
months to see the doctor for all of 10 minutes. I would think THAT situation - is what this is supposed to help with