Overdose deaths rise, points to local problem

Feb 20, 2013 Full story: WKYT 7

According to the Center for Disease Control, overdose deaths are on the rise for the 11th year in a row.

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Vonda

Somerset, KY

#1 Feb 20, 2013
That doesn't bother me. I don't have any sympathy or pity for people who overdose on pills while seeking a high.
hurting

Covington, KY

#2 Feb 20, 2013
I bet half of them are just trying to alleviate the pain they were in after the doctor told them he/she was no longer prescribing pain medication due to fear of house bill one. This trend will continue to rise. People with real debilitating life long injuries and illnesses dont want to live a life of pain if they don't have to. Without doctors in the picture to monitor their drug intake, more people will be overdosing by self medicating. Doctors are scared to death at the moment after legislation has passed that can lead to jail time for them if they continue to prescribe pain meds to legit patients with chronic pain disorders. My personal family physician told me this himself. Said I would have to go to a pain management clinic to continue my pain management regiment. No thanks, those places get shut down everyday and the patients inside them go to jail for haveing an apointment there. So this is a result of you state law makers trying to play pain med cops and not let doctors do there job by treating chronic pain disorders. Before you go labeling everyone that takes pain meds a pill head, why not ask what kind of a condition they have that would require them to have to have the meds in the first place. Personally, I have 7 herniated disc and severe spinal stenosis and yes Ive had several failed surgery attempts and steroid shots do not work. Might as well just die anyway since living a life of pain is no life at all.
Branson

Nancy, KY

#3 Feb 22, 2013
Does anyone think that any politicians in Kentucky even care about this? I don't think they do.
car mat

Lexington, KY

#4 Feb 23, 2013
let all of them over dose ,less money for tax payers to spend on those dope adiccts pos

Since: Dec 12

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#5 Feb 23, 2013
Vonda wrote:
That doesn't bother me. I don't have any sympathy or pity for people who overdose on pills while seeking a high.
Agree totally. Let the stupid remove themselves from the gene pool.
a real problem

Chicago, IL

#6 Feb 23, 2013
HATEMAN69 wrote:
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Agree totally. Let the stupid remove themselves from the gene pool.
Until u have lost a loved one to an overdose u will never understand. Some people hurt so much its their only way out and these days drugs are the easiest thing to get ahold of. U can walk onto the doctor with a headache and walk out with an addiction problem and they will feed that addiction as long as u can pay for it but the first time you can't pay they turn their backs on you and your left to figure out how to fight it on your own. Addiction is evil and more times than not the doctors are it's creators. It takes allot to fight the battle of addiction and win and we lack the resources in allot of states for people to get the help they need. RIp to all who have lost the battle to their demons may u finally be at peace.
Rasputin

Lexington, KY

#7 Feb 23, 2013
Addiction Is Evil. Addiction is a true problem for people. Once addicted people do not have control of themselves anymore. If only there was a group or organization or even an individual that could tell people of the horrors of perscrition drug abuse.. OH WAIT THERE IS !!!! Millions of them!!!! Anyone who abuses perscription drugs knows what their getting into !! Screw em !!

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