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ronduke 10-06-2012 13:46

Prescription for Addiction
 
Jaclyn Kinkade, a 23-year-old doctor's-office receptionist and occasional model, was a casualty of America's No. 1 drug menace when she overdosed and died, alone, in a tumbledown clapboard house in Dunnellon, Fla......
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000..._WSJ_US_News_3

blueiron 10-06-2012 14:17

"Jackie didn't wake up one day and say, "Hey, I'm going to be a drug addict today," her stepmother said."

Yet, that's what she was. Plenty of people live with chronic and serious pain every day. They seem to manage their prescription narcotic use well and others use other forms of treatment. Some people have discomfort and they simply don't want to deal with it.

Every choice has consequences.

indigent 10-06-2012 14:25

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scottydl 10-07-2012 13:22

Not saying it's not an important story, but why published now when she died 2.5 years ago? (I don't really need an answer) It sounds like her "boyfriend" was the biggest enabler, if you want to blame anyone except herself.

TXCOPPER 10-07-2012 13:40

Isn't methadone also used to help an addict get off of whatever they're on? Sounds like she was already an addict before the prescriptions were the culprit, especially if 'small amounts' of methamphetamine was in her system as well.

Shouldn't we all take some responsibility for our actions? Honestly, no one is jamming the Big Macs, or cokes, or cigarettes, or drugs, or whatever addictive problem we have down our throats. I get the family is upset, but the girl is to blame as well.

Rant over






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scottydl 10-07-2012 14:39

Methadone is a "coping" drug for heroin addicts, but the problem is that methadone ends up being just as addictive. Maybe in a different way (I don't know all the physiological explanations) but the point is, you end up with addicts that just get addicted to a prescription instead of heroin.

The article is misleading when it suggests that prescription drug enforcement is being ignored. I worked tons of pill cases when I was in narcotics. There's a black market for them just like everything else.

Adjuster 10-07-2012 14:44

I myself don't seem to have an addictive prone type personality or body type or whatever you want to call it. I do have personal friends and family that are addicted to the prescription pills and alcohol. It is a weird thing to witness how they go about their day to day lives. Complete denial and their little scams to score money or pills and they don't appear to realize anything is wrong.


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m2hmghb 10-07-2012 15:46

Things like this piss me off. Not only do these idiots hurt or kill themselves they also damage the lives of people who are in pain and need the meds to live a life with some semblance of quality and normalcy. To me an OD is just another method of suicide.

scottydl 10-07-2012 15:53

Quote:

Originally Posted by m2hmghb (Post 19494662)
To me an OD is just another method of suicide.

True, and the only ones hurt are the ones left behind. The addict could care less, especially if they end up dead.

collim1 10-07-2012 16:24

Quote:

Originally Posted by scottydl (Post 19494474)
Methadone is a "coping" drug for heroin addicts, but the problem is that methadone ends up being just as addictive. Maybe in a different way (I don't know all the physiological explanations) but the point is, you end up with addicts that just get addicted to a prescription instead of heroin.

The article is misleading when it suggests that prescription drug enforcement is being ignored. I worked tons of pill cases when I was in narcotics. There's a black market for them just like everything else.

In my area residential burglars always raid the medicine cabinet.

Speed, benzos and narcotic pain relievers are more common than cocaine and heroin.

x_out86 10-07-2012 19:56

Quote:

'Jackie didn't wake up one day and say, "Hey, I'm going to be a drug addict today," ' her stepmother said.
No your right....it probably took a while of using and liking it that sent her from this:

http://si.wsj.net/public/resources/i...1005230333.jpg

To this:

http://si.wsj.net/public/resources/i...1005230559.jpg

Just sayin and being realistic :whistling:


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