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Marley wrote: Hi Blurob
What I don't understand is if I abused my medication (oops drugs) there is detox units, counselling and therapy available. I might sound harsh, but people who abuse drugs are behaving illegally, whether they are prescribed or not, it is illegal behaviour and to some extent considered "recreational" or alterntively on some level 'choice.'
We behave legally, we are responsible with our medications and often feel like a criminal because you want your prescription a day or two before entitlement. Compare drug and alohol services to pain management services and see the financial difference and availability. I just don't understand it.
I also have a pain management physician (private $$$) who is focused on reducing opiate use but not replacement/alternative. His solution to withdrawals was "other patients get through them" and pain management was "go have a massage." (I am in a wheelchair... ?massage!!@%#)
I wonder if pain management doctors study common sense skills or just skip those lectures. I'm sure there must be some good ones out there somewhere.