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Prescription for Addiction

Discussion in 'Cop Talk' started by ronduke, Oct 6, 2012.

  1. ronduke


    Jan 24, 2007
  2. blueiron


    Aug 10, 2004
    "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.

  3. indigent

    indigent Bamboozled

    Jul 2, 2005
    Play Stupid Games, Win Stupid Prizes.......
  4. scottydl


    May 31, 2005
    The Middle
    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.


    Apr 3, 2010
    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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    Last edited: Oct 7, 2012
  6. scottydl


    May 31, 2005
    The Middle
    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.
  7. 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.

  8. 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.
  9. scottydl


    May 31, 2005
    The Middle
    True, and the only ones hurt are the ones left behind. The addict could care less, especially if they end up dead.
  10. collim1

    collim1 Shower Time!

    Mar 14, 2005
    In my area residential burglars always raid the medicine cabinet.

    Speed, benzos and narcotic pain relievers are more common than cocaine and heroin.
    Last edited: Oct 7, 2012
  11. x_out86


    Feb 19, 2007
    No your probably took a while of using and liking it that sent her from this:


    To this:


    Just sayin and being realistic :whistling: