posted on Sep, 14 2012 @ 12:56 AM
reply to post by Hope4peace
No i don't believe someone that young should be given vicodin. MAYBE codeine.
I understand that it can be dangerous, i have friends that have been addicted to painkillers, and i won't lie and say i didn't enjoy the times i was
prescribed them, but banning them is a bit extreme. More regulated? Absolutely but banned? No.
Think about the extreme cases, like people with terminal illnesses that need relief, and aren't willing to use better options like medicinal
marijuana or don't have it available legally in their state.
As for the xanax, i really think it depends on the person. I was first prescribed a weaker benzo, (Lorazepam) and it didn't help, and xanax did. My
doctor wasn't an idiot and only allowed me to use it for about 2 weeks to aid me in getting used to certain situations and it helped. Doctors that
prescribe it for long periods of time are idiots but when used responsibly, it is very useful.