Originally posted by swoopaloop
legalize marijuana and these problems go away. Uh oh! This whole post will now be deleted because I said one word.
People who like prescription pain killers, are in the most basic sense, HEROIN users. Don't get me wrong, I would very much like to see what you
suggest happen, but it will NOT fix the "problem" of people using oxycodone, hydrocodone, oxymorphone, hydromorphone, morphine, codeine, etc. I
honestly don't think there is a opiate user out there that would be like "yeah sure, I'll go ahead and NOT use opiates so that I can consume
Cannabis" It doesn't work that way. Besides that, anyone that is using such opiates likely could also easily obtain Cannabis, yet they still choose
Opiates, or a combination of the two.
How about we just sell Oxy at the local corner market? The government has no right to tell me what I can put into my body. None. They talk about
addiction, well so what? Aren't people addicted to alcohol, cigarettes? What about people taking prescription anti-depressants? The doctors say it's
OK to take a prozac every day for the rest of your life to "make you feel better" but for some odd reason it's NOT OK to take some oxycodone every
day for the rest of your life to "make you feel better"
Tell me what the difference is? Why are there so many anti-depressants that are deemed OK for people to take because they feel down, but if someone
came to the doctor and said "Yeah I'm feeling a little down, how bout' a scrip for some oxy?" The doctor would most likely kick him out of the
office. Why? Who gave the government or doctors the right to tell anyone what they are allowed to take to make themselves feel better? As long as you
aren't being a danger to yourself or others, they should BUTT OUT and let you do/take whatever the hell you want.
I still don't see how people OD on oxy and the like. Heroin makes sense. For one thing, you have no way of knowing the strength of the Heroin. You
use too much because you are used to something weaker, and you OD. There is no excuse for that when using prescription painkillers. You know EXACTLY
the strength of the pill you are using.
People need to be responsible for THEMSELVES and NOT pass the blame off on doctors or pharma companies. If you can't handle 320mg of oxycodone, then
DON'T TAKE IT. First time trying it, DONT DO AN 80.
This stuff is just common sense. Honestly I have no sympathy for people that OD on such pills unless they took exactly what their doctor told them
too, and it was too much. Then it's the doctors fault. If you get drunk while being prescribed such medication, it's YOUR fault. If you take to
much, it's YOUR FAULT.
And before someone says something stupid like "oh you don't know" save it.Yes, I do know. Probably better than you, if you are going off of
information based on simply knowing someone who is involved with such things and having no personal experience.