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Prescription for addiction: Abuse of painkillers fastest-growing drug problem in Montana

There are 6 comments on the story from Jul 20, 2008, titled Prescription for addiction: Abuse of painkillers fastest-growing drug problem in Montana. In it, reports that:

Melody Barnes, a licensed clinical social worker, meets recently with Todd Havelka, a recovering addict of opiate painkillers recently in her Missoula office.

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“Out to ban methadone”

Since: Jun 08

High Point, NC

#1 Jul 20, 2008
Thank you for posting this mike. Sweeping opiate addiction and the deaths under the rug is coming to an end in many states. Eventually government officials like SAMHSA/CSAT/FDA and DEA will have to quit the damage control and start doing some work.

Ban Methadone


Since: Feb 08


#2 Jul 20, 2008
Great article Mike!

I have to agree with Ban Methadone...the agencies she cited certainly need to get out of their posh offices and hit the streets to see the REAL damage done by prescription drugs.

Seattle, WA

#3 Jul 23, 2008
I agree. Very nice article. Now if someone will just do something now that we have recognized there is a problem...
Seranno Red

United States

#4 Jul 3, 2011
Ban all narcotics
Sheik Yerbouti

Richmond, IN

#5 Jul 4, 2011
I take it that none of you has ever been in severe pain or watched a loved one suffer unnecessarily because a doctor was afraid to prescribe adequate doses of pain medications because of government interference in the doctor patient relationship. Why should legitimate patients suffer just because a tiny minority abuse pain medications? Banning all narcotics is the dumbest suggestions I have read on Topix!
poppys sugar love

San Diego, CA

#6 Mar 16, 2012
link, these people in those areas must be the most slow in USA, AREAS Quacks are known drug pushers, just say no to Montana Quackery, people in areas break a fingernail, go to quacks, quacks will openly illegally prescribe heavy narcotics to get the dolla. GOOD TO SEE MORE WITH SMALL CHILDREN getting them out of open pedophile state, MT quacks are known for rapes.

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