Are Some Houston Pain Clinics Prescri...

Are Some Houston Pain Clinics Prescription Pill Mills?

There are 161 comments on the Click2Houston story from Nov 28, 2007, titled Are Some Houston Pain Clinics Prescription Pill Mills?. In it, Click2Houston reports that:

“I just hear her screaming in the background and she finally picks the phone back up and she said 'Wayne's ... they found Wayne dead in his bed.'”

They're legal, cheap and available all over Houston. Tonight, in the first of several reports, Local 2 Investigates prescription pill mills. via Click2Houston

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daughter of a mom

United States

#42 Jul 31, 2008
who would love to see places like them shut down.i now live 11 houres away from my mom .she has reuined her life with naracotics.people there are dr out there to help you deal with your pain.you dont know how bad they really mess your life up until you live on the streets and noone wants you any more ,this also goes for all the drug head in vidor .i hope you are happy with yourselves.i want you to ask your self is getting high worth your family.your kids ,grandkids,your sister ,your brother ,mom,dad loveones ,,if it all worth that then go get high .go pay someone to give you something to kill yourself .i you wanna die so bad ask god to tkae your life and save money for your funeral .dont pay someone to kill you..god can do it for free.my mom name is abigail espinoza aka pipps .my name is michelle if you seen her when we were little she was a great mother and you look at her now she looks like death and she has no family maybe her drug friend but that is it .she lost her son and both daughters.she has nothing to do with none of her 11 grandkids ,how sad is that .we cannot talk about her because there is nothing nicce to talk about and i sure dont want to give my kids that drugs is ok.because no matter what pain your in it can be helped ..dont tell me turning to the drug mill is the fix because it is not ..i belive and pray that god will close all of them down .and my god have mercy on the dr.that give these people all these pills ..if he is any god dr,then he has to know that they are killing every organ in your body and your body will never be the same anymore ..i have a big problem with quack in houston giving pills to people that are in pain.also i will pray for everyone that is on the road as the people pop there pills and try and drive back to vidor with out killing anyone..and may god help the people that is trying to close the pill mills down..god bless everyone that read this and if you see my mom on the streets tell i still love her and my kids miss her ..michelle and kids

“GET TO THE CHOPPA!!!”

Since: Apr 08

Still there......

#43 Jul 31, 2008
ruby wrote:
<quoted text> :Let me tell you what I am 52 an only went to the dentist and geonologyst my entire life. Now I have taken 2 huge fall and reptured 2 disc and severe pain in my back legs and hips. If I knew where I could get Pain meds., in my area Monroe LA I would go in a heartbeat. No one believes me when I tell them I cannot my farm work, they say buck up' I said If I could I would/ it is so depressing to be in the kinda pain i suffer from
You have a pain clinic over there in Monroe and if you are in that much pain, your doctor can refer you there. But don't expect to be able to just go and find a pill provider.
daughter of a mom who

United States

#44 Jul 31, 2008
amen .if you have a great dr they will help you get help to manage your pain ///
private

Houston, TX

#45 Aug 6, 2008
There is another reason why people seek out pain management clinics it is because once you have gone to your regular doctor and used your insurance or even if you do not use insurance that ailment is now in your records. And unless you work for a big company you have to answer health questions to get medical insurance and when your records show that you have been treated for anything chronic or recurring you are denied or your premiums go up. So going to a pain management clinic keeps it private.
IF U WANT HELP TRY THIS

AOL

#46 Aug 10, 2008
If you are in that bad of shape maybe you should a detoxification unit that you place your feet in for a minimum of 30 minutes per session a time or two a week.The drs won't tell you about it because they make money every time you see them. I am not one that believes in stuff like this but tried it last winter and I am saving money to buy my own. I did it in Canton Texas and I could not believe how much better I felt.Look it up on the net.
IF U WANT HELP TRY THIS

AOL

#47 Aug 10, 2008
If you are in that bad of shape maybe you should TRY a detoxification unit that you place your feet in for a minimum of 30 minutes per session a time or two a week.The drs won't tell you about it because they make money every time you see them. I am not one that believes in stuff like this but tried it last winter and I am saving money to buy my own. I did it in Canton Texas and I could not believe how much better I felt.Look it up on the net.
kay

United States

#48 Aug 20, 2008
yes there are people that go to the dr. for just the meds. BUT LIKE ME WITH PINS AND AND RODS ON BOTH FEET THAT KEEP ME IN 24/T PAIN. WE NEED PLACES LIKE THIS. THANK-YOU TO ALL THE DOCTORWE GO TO. BLESS ALL OF YOU AND YOU HAVE A GREAT WEEK. KAY
dangerous

Houston, TX

#49 Aug 23, 2008
Yes this is my territory, Houston pain klinks are it is how i started, alot of addicts hide behind these klinks i know i see them. Some are legitimate too we are good actors.
businessman

AOL

#50 Aug 28, 2008
There is a little bit of truth in all the statements made on this list of postings. This pills are life to some of us who could not function without them...but yes ...they are also addictive. I have a legit reason to see a pain doctor due to a broken neck...but with that said...all of us who have legit reasons to have the pills still will face the law of diminishing returns. Simply put...it takes more and more pills to help with the pain. I need these Docs to be here so that I can function like a normal human being but I have also got to be honest with them when I start wanting to take more and more and more...I pray for those who are struggling with both PAIN AND ADDICTION...It is a sorry place to be sometimes. I don't have the luxury to lay in bed and feel high all day...i have not had more than a day of vacation in 2 years but Praise God I can work and feed my family. For those Federal Groups who seek to shut down the clinics....please consider those of us who truly need their services. Please don't lump us all into the same group as drug abusers, addicts, lazy, whatever you want to call it. Remember the dillema that we are placed in when we get hurt physically and a Doctor starts us on these meds. I never asked for them by name and didn't know what they were. Once I found that they truly helped me to feel better and function...I was already down the road to addiction without even knowing it yet. I hope someone will relate to what I am saying here...its a tough one.....
Jesse

United States

#51 Nov 28, 2008
The pill mills are everywhere in Houston.Don't guess the DEA can shut them down.
DPGirl

Houston, TX

#52 Feb 6, 2009
Jesse wrote:
The pill mills are everywhere in Houston.Don't guess the DEA can shut them down.
I wish I could find out where! I am in agonizing pain with multiple back and neck problems that no one wants to touch and no medication therefore. I do not want to take pills but cannot live like this, sitting here tonite trying to find the best place to go and not be labeled an addict, I can barely walk. Sut anyplace that will help me until Mon. when I have an appt. with yet another neurosurgeon who might at least prescribe something. Thanks!
kyle

New Caney, TX

#53 Feb 23, 2009
to the guy who said god helped his pain,u are full of shit
urlfan20

Grapevine, TX

#54 Feb 24, 2009
nick wrote:
you people that want to judge these people for going to these places really make me mad I have had pain all my life I have horrible pain and before I found help with pills I was a horrible person I think you should focus on real crime but people are to scared to do that instead they mess with hard working people and do not understand the first thing about what is going on in peoples life I hope one day everyone of you are in pain that you can not make go away the kind that makes you go crazy the kind that makes you not want to play with your kids or work or do anything with your life then tell me how bad we are
"I feel your pain man". Don't bother trying to explain things of this caliber to some. I have heard some of the most selfish, hypocritical opinions in my time. When it comes to the justification of Pain meds etc.I believe your justification is all that really matters.
jennabie

Longview, TX

#55 Mar 4, 2009
i think that we should be more worried about people killing and raping each other. Alot of these people are probably really in pain , and what they take is there prerogative. They can either get it on the street for a big price or get it legally.
jennifer

Longview, TX

#56 Mar 4, 2009
I guess they cant shut these things down b/c no pharmacy will fill these prescriptions, so they have to stop it at the pharmacy. I think this means that these clinics are inevitable. people are going to feed there addiction regardless if they get it from the doc or not! I dont think that they should be enabled, but it might keep women from whoring for meds!

“GET TO THE CHOPPA!!!”

Since: Apr 08

Still there......

#57 Mar 4, 2009
jennifer wrote:
I guess they cant shut these things down b/c no pharmacy will fill these prescriptions, so they have to stop it at the pharmacy. I think this means that these clinics are inevitable. people are going to feed there addiction regardless if they get it from the doc or not! I dont think that they should be enabled, but it might keep women from whoring for meds!
You are correct, in a perfect world. When a person makes a monumentous decision such as the one to stop their entire life, and go to treatment, many times they don't have a job, or any access to cash flow anymore. So to think they can just pay for this treatment because it's there really isn't informed. This is a for-profit treatment, and will cost in excess of $400/month. For a person who has very little, that's excessive, and whoring might be the option. At least until they can get a car for $300/month. Things are backwards...
Rhonda

AOL

#58 Mar 5, 2009
The abusers make it impossible for those that really have pain and have x-ray, MRI's, etc. to back it up!
mike1975 wrote:
PP, I truly feel that a pill mill is deemed so because of the number of addicts feeding their addiction by going there. There's a difference from an office where a dr. is making an attempt to abide by the law and help people without feeding addiction and a pill mill. And no, all doctors offices aren't pill mills. Ask an addict who gets a script, they know what dr.s to go see and what dr.s not to.
Rhonda

AOL

#59 Mar 5, 2009
The abusers make it almost impossible for those who truly need pain meds and have records (x-rays, mri's, etc.) to back it up! How do you find a sympathetic doctor?
steve

AOL

#60 Mar 17, 2009
To You who judge and think you understand pain! The Earth is round and I pray that GOD brings real pain into your life so you can understand what its like not to sleep due to pain! If I couldn't get the meds I need I couldn't work and would be a ward of the state! The people who abuse pain meds will just go to the next drug once they close down the doctors who help me. I will then be supported by you!

Get a life! Not every doctor is a pusher
Rob

Penfield, NY

#61 Mar 18, 2009
the day will come for the fav 4 some day. u 4 need to grow up!! u 4 have no clue how bad my pain is!! i wish u had to deal with my pain for a wk!!
i'm the only person that my doc writes a scipt for pain meds.if u 4 only had to live with my pain."SARAH"

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