Prescription drug abuse hits Mo. Army...

Prescription drug abuse hits Mo. Army unit hard

There are 4 comments on the USA Today story from Oct 20, 2008, titled Prescription drug abuse hits Mo. Army unit hard. In it, USA Today reports that:

Spc. Jeremy Thompson and one of his friends in their barracks spent hours crushing and snorting painkillers prescribed by Army doctors, and then, he said in interviews and court martial documents, the two ...

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Saint Robert, MO

#1 Oct 21, 2008
This is not only a problem at FLW but everyother post. Its sad that this is happening. the army needs to follow better protocall on handing out "painkillers" like candy.
The Painful Truth


#2 Oct 22, 2008
Maybe its not that pain killers are being given, maybe its that military is getting more and more idiots. Seems to me that hte guys who are in pain, can't get them.

Saint Robert, MO

#3 Oct 22, 2008
There does seem to be an increase of idiots. But why is the army handing out painkillers so easy? If your in pain ok but if you need them for an extended amount of time something other needs to be done. Narcotics are extremly addicting by nature. Then its just handed out when asked for? The army does a poor job of mentally evaluating new enlistees and soldier returning from combat. yes people have to take respolsibility for their actions but it is a Drs responsibiity to be sure a patient is given correct care. Things are screwed up. Cant blame one more then the other. I also blame the lack of punishment from co's.
The Painful Truth


#4 Oct 23, 2008
I concur whole heartedly with that. It just seems lately that everyone wants to blame the Military Service for EVERYTHING. Like the men and women in the Military are semi retarded children not full grown adults, who fully know the hazards of thier chosen profesion. It took 2 years for me to get a surgery that allowed me to walk with out a limp, and the most pain killers i got was a 2 week supply of demeral and 3 weeks of Percocet. When I told my Surgon I was runnin low, he told me to cut the ones I had left in half. Yeah I was bent out of shape, and in some pain too, but I got over it.
It just torques me off that I have to be in pain becuase some other guy, is snorting some pills he doesnt need to begin with.

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