01 August 2007

Drug addiction

We have a huge drug problem here in Hawaii. Some of you may remember my murdering, drug dealing neighbor. Not only are street drugs a problem, so are prescription drugs. Many people here need pain pill addiction help.

We have a good friend, one of hubby's poker buddies, who is without a doubt hooked on prescription drugs. A few years back he suffered a back injury at work. As required by his insurance he went to a medical doctor. Well, they determined there wasn't much they could do outside of surgery. So he went ahead with the surgery.

I was floored. I could not believe that he jumped into surgery so quickly. I would have investigated all alternatives before allowing anyone to cut on my back. Anyway, fast forward 5 or 6 years, he's had 3 surgeries, he's in constant pain, and he is addicted to painkillers. Sometimes the pain gets so bad he has to go to the hospital and get shots of morphine.

I firmly believe he needs prescription drug addiction treatment. I think he needs some serious help. I know treatment can be expensive and time consuming but there are way to do drug rehab at home. I would not want to live my life addicted to drugs.

I've recently heard from my sister, another drug addict, and apparently she's getting ready to graduate from her drug treatment program. Hers was a live-in program where they require religious training and job training. This is her second time (that I know of ) through this program. I hope it works this time.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I have a friend who was in an accident, and ended up having (I think) two surgeries, attempting to get her back fixed.

She is now hooked on pain pills, it's tough to watch.

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