Listen: Painkillers, Physical Dependence And CNN discussed on Ground Zero with Clyde Lewis
"For pain and the diverting or stealing pain pills for elicit use the statistics. Most often reported are basically a hodgepodge or a mixing or a summation of all. Me back in October. And I bookmark this article because it really aggravated me it was an article in CNN. And it said this is said quote experts say the United States is in the throes of an opioid epidemic. As more than two million of Americans have become dependent or abused prescription pain pills in street drugs. Either or you throw them in the same mix. Immediately people think oh, they're going to hog wild with all kinds of drugs right now. There's another thing too. They say dependent. They're dependent on or abused drugs. They're trying to make dependency the same as the diction when it isn't. I mean, they're not clarifying enough that most of the abuse of prescription pain pills is not by those for whom they're prescribed. Among those for whom they're prescribed the onset of addiction, which usually is temporary is about ten percent. For those are the previous history. And then of course, you have fifty actually one percent for those with no history. There's a one percent chance you're going to be addicted to painkillers if you're on a painkiller for for a major surgery or for some other thing. Let's see what percent chance you've never had a drug problem in your life. There's a ten percent chance. Do you could be addicted? If you had a problem before, but most of the time, they can win you off those drugs you find because if these things are as badly addictive as they say, you know, you little oxycodones you little hydrocarbons or even delighted for that matter. We'd all be addicted. We've had some sort of surgery, but most of us aren't and we've had surgeries we've had major surgeries where they've prescribed things like delighted or some other very very very, you know, a drug that's very harsh drug to get rid of the pain. So that's the problem is this. I believe that you know, people are going to be punished. I mean, people are going to be punished because of the fact they need medications for their pain. And and they haven't weighed in all the options. For pain management, including physical therapy and other things that may help them get through the problems. They have I mean, physical dependence can happen with the chronic use of many drugs, including many prescription drugs.."