Anybody who works at a pharmacy can tell you. When you see scripts for Oxy, Norco, Percocet, you just want to role your eyes because half the time they’re abusing it.
@The Common Shaman, My mom worked at a dental office and they would get people there who clearly removed their own teeth just so they could get the painkillers.
@Whole Inn Juan, these same people then show up to my pharmacy, with bloody paper towels shoved in their mouths, demanding that they wait for it to be filled (which can be an hour long process because of the regulations and checks we have to follow.) I wish I could tell these people to fûck off, but I could loose my license. So much for the Hippocratic Oath.
@The Common Shaman, the worst part about it is is that a lot of the people who wind up addicted to them didn't intend to ever abuse them. It's not like they intentionally set out to try an illicit drug like heroin and wound up a junkie, they were only taking what the doctor prescribed, but I guess it feels so good eventually they cant do without.
But there are also plenty of people that are just chasing a high as well, but odds are they weren't exactly on the straight and narrow to begin with. Unfortunately I've seen a lot of people I grew up with go down this road who eventually switch to actual heroin when they can no longer get access to the pills. Buried a few of them from it too.
@The Common Shaman, I actually have ADD and is always a hassle when it comes to getting my script for adderall, I know alot of people abuse it but I can always feel the pharmacy techs analyzing me when I go pick it up. I just always stay polite and agree to come back to pick it up.
@The Common Shaman, and this is why we should legalize heroin and let the problem solve itself.
@Gerbosou, unfortunate as it is that’s part of their job, too. There’s always state regulations and it’s not a simple task for the pharmacist to drop what they’re doing to visit all the websites required before we can even process and submit the script on a federal level.
@The Common Shaman, as someone who’s personally dealt with addiction, I ask that you consider all the factors that go into someone ending up addicted to prescription drugs. Maybe judge these “fvcks” a little less, point your frustration at your pharmacist who has the power to refuse drugs. Point your finger at the doctor as well who prescribed way too many pills the first time and contributed. Addiction is a disease, and though sometimes it’s chosen, not everyone deserves your judgement for it.
@BeauTheServiceDog, trust me I do, it’s not always the patient that’s the issue. It’s the ones that coming in and we know they’re trying to get around the system, or selling it. The people who call up and ask me “how much a pill? Can you fill 360 oxy in the next hour”. I know which doctors do it, and I know which patients do it. There’s blame on everybody’s side.
@Not him again, Many years ago I was put on Solpadol - 240mg of codein a day - with no warnings about how addictive it was. I was basically off my títs 24/7 for 5 months, before I saw something TV which made me look in to it and realise that I was addicted.
I went cold turkey that weekend - was not fun, but it worked and I’ve avoided the stuff ever since.
@The Common Shaman, I abuse Percocet it’s very true they do this
@The Common Shaman, pharmacy tech here. The best I’ve seen is a girl who has been for years known to try and forge oxy prescriptions, fill at multiple pharmacies, and always try to fill early and we’ve known she has an oxy problem. As does her mom. We thought she got clean for a while. But the kicker is she has a new doc who prescribed her suboxone.... and oxy 15 for when she has cramps. Like.... wtf.
@Not him again, there’s also the very common issue that once you’re on pain meds your brain basically facilitates the addiction. After a while of taking opioids or other pain pills you’ll start to feel more intense pain that’s entirely psychosomatic and will only really go away if you get off the medication, but often it’s mistaken for existing pain getting worse and the dosage is increased as a result
@Arcaneian, why on earth would an MD RX suboxone and Oxy?? Suboxone has Naloxone in it along with Buprenophine? They would literally cancel themselves out? Suboxone is a partial antagonist and the Naloxone makes it extremely difficult for a patient to push through with normal meds. It would take something like Fentanyl: I would suspect that the doc who RX that would either be illegal or about to lose his/her license.
@Dudeliness, exactly. We refused to fill it at first then the dr called us. Still asinine. We think the whole clinic is a pill mill.
@Arcaneian, it would have to be. I don’t know what is is like where you are but if a patient has an RX for subs then they can’t fill an RX for any other opioid. But I do believe in Suboxone, in the right situations and coupled with treatment, it can be a miracle. Too bad so many people use it as a bridge to keep from getting drug sick.
@The Common Shaman, my two cents on that, is I’m an amputee and have been taking oxycodone 30mg for about 2 years. And I admit I have some issues, but I am able to stick to just my meds. But it is always terrifying when I go to the pharmacy that I won’t be given my meds, and am very clearly being judged for being 21 and on oxy. I guess my point being that a lot of people certainly don’t need them. But it’s hardest on those of us who do.
@Gerbosou, as someone with ADHD and a load of confidence, they’re not really analyzing you. You’re just self-conscious because you know it’s a tight drug. I’ve worked in a pharmacy and gotten scripts from many. What you experienced is guilt, not them scrutinizing.
As my mom always told me: don’t do heroin
@TamblanTheBrick, my mom always told us to do heroin. She knew we wouldn’t listen to her
@eleven, narcotic pain killers. Feels just like heroin apparently