Hooked on opiates: More legal use leads to more addiction, crimes, deaths

There are 7 comments on the TwinCities story from Dec 15, 2012, titled Hooked on opiates: More legal use leads to more addiction, crimes, deaths. In it, TwinCities reports that:

Hannah Linderholm, 21, of New Prague is in treatment for drug addiction at the Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge program in Minneapolis.

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Sheik Yerbouti

Pennington, NJ

#1 Dec 16, 2012
Yellow journalism at its worst! Because the press publishes these hysterical articles about the so called pain pill 'epidemic' legitimate patients are finding it harder than ever to find a doctor to treat their very real pain. Why should they suffer because of the actions of an irresponsible few?

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#2 Jan 5, 2013
Teen challenge is a cult and if these drugs were legalized it would put an end to violence not to mention stop smugglers from mexico who are making a killing off of us. people are gonna use regardless so stfu
Sheik Yerbouti

Pennington, NJ

#3 Jan 6, 2013
Teen challenge routinely abuses children physically and sexually. It is a cult run by the idiotic assemblies of god. teen challenge has an abysmal success rate. They provide no legitimate science or medical based treatment. There are dozens of websites documenting teen challenge's abuse of children!
BadAss

Germany

#4 May 1, 2013
I found this medicine to be very effective. Of course, everyone's tolerance to pain medication is different, but for me, when Tylenol #3, Vicodin, Naproxen Sodium, and Ibuprofen didn't seem to help even in the slightest bit, but tramadol from RXAIRSTOREPILLS.INFO was a great relief for me. I am grateful to find something that helped my chronic pain problem.
Common Sense

Saint Paul, MN

#5 May 1, 2013
Street drugs are just that, illegal street drugs. Prescription drugs are for honest citizens who may have a chronic condition that the prescribed drugs make tolerable. Not every pain condition can be cured with surgery and sometimes the condition can actually get worse after surgery. Physical Therapy is also not always the cure and can make a condition worse, yet it is suggested all to often and to quickly, but it is a money maker.
Of course there are criminals who would steal your prescription drugs and that is why it is so important with confidentiality in medical records. You should never tell anybody that you were prescribed pain medications. It should be between you and your Doctor only. Now that, presents a problem when so many people in the medical field now have access to your medical records. Other Doctors judge, and can make comments even if they are not your Doctor. Just because they are in the field in one position or the other doesn't mean a breach of confidentiality could not happen.
Bull Crap

Saint Paul, MN

#6 May 1, 2013
Many patients who use pain medications are cautious and don't abuse. They only use when the pain is intolerable. The key word is legal along with prescribed for a medical reason. These meds are prescribed for surgery also, and should be. To say using pain meds makes everyone commit crimes is ignorant. That's like saying none of the injured marathon runners should get pain meds for their horrendous injuries. Get Real. Statements like this are getting the Doctors all riled up and suspicious of every patient who asks for something. If a patient has a problem and are denied pain meds because of paranoid doctors, then that Doctor should not be paid for the visit, because they are not doing their job, remember the Oath. There are always going to be some criminals looking for anything they can get when they can't get their street drugs, crack or meth or heroin. Those are the Hooked ones. Doctors can't be that stupid to not see the difference.
Cheetos

United States

#7 May 2, 2013
There are people saying that that doctor's oath can be used to deny patients pain medications because they "do more harm than good". Which is total bs! Any medication has the potential to do more harm than good.

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