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Old 10-09-2014, 09:19 AM
 
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Yes, some people are more prone to addiction than others. I had a housemate who was undergoing cancer treatment. At her first appointment, her doctor gave her a prescription for 100 percocets. Although she was an alcoholic, sober at the time, she had no desire to take the painkillers unless she had real pain.

She told me to use them if I wanted them, and I did. Every night after work for a week, I'd take a percocet and go outside and work until I dug out a big old tree stump and its many long roots from the garden in front of the house. I was able to do it on the percocets because I felt no stiffness or pain. But when I was finished, I didn't keep taking them.
You nailed it. I could have taken that script the dentist gave me, filled it, not used it, and given (or sold) it to other people. No, not taking it to rip it up and throw in the trash. Giving it to others is unethical and probably not safe.
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Old 10-09-2014, 09:42 AM
 
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Giving it to others is unethical and probably not safe.
Would it be illegal too?
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Old 10-09-2014, 10:38 AM
 
Location: NoVa
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My post was regarding patients who only get medications from their doctor and use as prescribed. I thought I made that clear. I mentioned nowhere them doctor shopping or getting them from the street corner. These are things they do after they are addicted. I specifically said getting addicted in the first place.
Well, that's fine, but just like I said, it is on the patient, not the dr.

When the patient abuses the drug, they get addicted.
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Old 10-09-2014, 10:39 AM
 
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Would it be illegal too?
Absolutely.
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Old 10-09-2014, 03:03 PM
 
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Well, that's fine, but just like I said, it is on the patient, not the dr.

When the patient abuses the drug, they get addicted.
How can the patient abuse the drug that was prescribed to them by a doctor? The doctor told them it was ok to use! You have to go to the doctor for refills!
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Old 10-09-2014, 05:22 PM
 
Location: NoVa
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How can the patient abuse the drug that was prescribed to them by a doctor? The doctor told them it was ok to use! You have to go to the doctor for refills!
Are you serious with this?

Here we go. This is from a Hydrocod/APAP/5/325

Take one tablet up to twice a day as needed for pain.

I was given 20 tablets.

You abuse the drug when you take more than 2 per day. I was given just enough for ten days if I took the full two per day.

Patients who are addicts will go to more than one doctor, more than one emergency room, etc. It is not hard to get the medication.

It is in no way the doctors fault. The patient abuses the drug when they take it not as prescribed.

I am not sure how you can not understand this.
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Old 10-09-2014, 05:45 PM
 
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Are you serious with this?

Here we go. This is from a Hydrocod/APAP/5/325

Take one tablet up to twice a day as needed for pain.

I was given 20 tablets.

You abuse the drug when you take more than 2 per day. I was given just enough for ten days if I took the full two per day.

Patients who are addicts will go to more than one doctor, more than one emergency room, etc. It is not hard to get the medication.

It is in no way the doctors fault. The patient abuses the drug when they take it not as prescribed.

I am not sure how you can not understand this.
Well once again, I was not referring to patients who abuse the drugs and doctor hop. And once again, I was referring to patients who use he drugs as prescribed. ONCE AGAIN.
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Old 10-09-2014, 05:47 PM
 
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Are you serious with this?

Here we go. This is from a Hydrocod/APAP/5/325

Take one tablet up to twice a day as needed for pain.

I was given 20 tablets.

You abuse the drug when you take more than 2 per day. I was given just enough for ten days if I took the full two per day.

Patients who are addicts will go to more than one doctor, more than one emergency room, etc. It is not hard to get the medication.

It is in no way the doctors fault. The patient abuses the drug when they take it not as prescribed.

I am not sure how you can not understand this.
Well once again, I was not referring to patients who abuse the drugs and doctor hop. And once again, I was referring to patients who use he drugs as prescribed. ONCE AGAIN.

Just admit you don't know how to read posts and move on please.
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Old 10-09-2014, 06:08 PM
 
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This is why pot should be legalized. To help many manage pain without being addicted to harder drugs.
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Old 10-09-2014, 08:25 PM
 
Location: NoVa
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Well once again, I was not referring to patients who abuse the drugs and doctor hop. And once again, I was referring to patients who use he drugs as prescribed. ONCE AGAIN.
If used as prescribed, they will not become addicted.

And I do know how to read posts. You just don't get it.
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