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A Rising Concern over the Use of Opoid Prescription Drugs
« on: October 07, 2019, 08:19:52 PM »
I am of the opinion it is far better to share such information and let the public be aware of some growing problems this article presents and the comments posted at the bottom of the article even points out the difficulties in medical practice by those who are to decide the appropriate level of care of their patients. Read the article and then at the end of it read the comments below it as that is the tell all of what is happening in the wider community of health care. At some point I brushed it aside but on second thought, I also can see it is far better to create awareness of this issue that I did not know about and I see it as a glaring one in the healthcare setting. Because I work in the hospitals, I am appreciating the knowledge this article presents and how it may affect patient outcomes and doctor’s work. It made me more aware too of these drugs which I was not familiar with and raised alarms bells if it ever were to be presented to me in some future time. I am one of those types that are wary of drugs of any type and keep only to the mild paractemol if I ever need it which is far and few. 

These drugs are all of the type to deal with pain management and although, I have not had such pain as described above, I can not speak on it, but I do detest them anyhow. It is suggested there are alternative natural remedies and I am wondering why these are not stated in the article and why this is not getting the emphasis as they ought to. Understandably, some doctors in the comments below the article are having difficulty in dealing with the addiction problem some of their patients have to the opoid drugs and how to wean them off them. Has any one been through this process and can share their story on how it is affecting them. It would be good to grow the awareness so to enable people with pain to seek alternative therapy. It has been an education to me in reading the article of a subject I knew little about and am grateful someone got this out to the public.  

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RACGP - Australia’s Chief Medical Officer responds to GP questions over opioid letter

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Re: A Rising Concern over the Use of Opoid Prescription Drugs
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2019, 12:23:21 AM »
I have to say that living through the ravages of opiods in many forms causing major destruction in my immediate family, I find the problem or should I say symptom of there abuse quite distressful. But on the other hand, legal drug that you can buy at the corner drug store kill far more people and destroy many more lives at a greater pace. These legal drugs, cigarettes and alcohol are not talked about much but I believe are are greater threat. This is my personal opinion. I studied chemical addiction for 4 years in college and the consensus is it is a social problem and has to be addressed as such.

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Re: A Rising Concern over the Use of Opoid Prescription Drugs
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2019, 10:57:20 AM »
Bravo UR606!  You state it fully and right and I am very glad to hear someone else say what I feel too.  I have no respect for people who walk around popping pills to feel good and high and then destroy their lives doing it.  The opioid epidemic exists among people who do not think or feel or give a darn except for what they want and ignore the proposition that self control is theirs to do and not society's cost or need to do it for them.

I am probably worse than you are UR606, as I say to society that must be revived with shots as antidotes to overdose of cocaine and sleeping pills, you owe us, not we owe you one more time for doing the unthinkable!  You dive in and out of consciousness and frankly, I fully suspect most of them never survive spiritually on top of everything else.  Society seems to think life is too precious to let others determine when they die; well, the lesson is not death on earth, but death in spirit too.  To many this is a very ugly view of good people who overdose, but to me it is like swimmers refusing to do anything but to swim with sharks.

Now think of this:  dear old earth is ready for some disasters as it has always had in the past, but this time more so than it ever saw at one time.  such will cut off the manufacture of pharmaceuticals that people routinely abuse or over use as we are now a nation of hypochondriacs and surgical over dependence.  When these things are withdrawn to use for overuse, there will be a hue and cry to help those who cannot help themselves and I fully support that every moment, but I will not feel sorry for the addiction people have to overcome to live a fully visible life walking their steps in an awake reality they too seldom every get to hear or see.

I admire you UR606 for stepping up to saying your conclusions so well they echo in me fully and I thank you for saying so very much.

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