The Silent Epidemic
There is a pain epidemic in this country. Actually there is an epidemic of people not being *treated* for pain issues. The DEA’s misguided war on Pain Medications has caused many hundreds or thousands of moms, dads, sons, daughters, and even grandparents to resort to anything they can find to fight the agony.
In the past few years (since around 2007 when the DEA *really* started turning the screws on pain meds and the doctors that prescribe them) there has been a sharp uptick of people over 40 who *begin* using heroin. Think about that. They haven’t used it before and just suddenly start? For no reason? Not hardly.
Just what would it take for a normal human being to *start* using heroin. What kind of unbelievable circumstances would it take? What terrible conditions would or could do such a thing?
Fact is, thousands of patients have been left to scream out alone int he darkness. left alone to face insurmountable odds and try and survive. Left alone to rot and die. And no one seems to care!
The DEA labels *every* death where there is opioids in the bloodstream as a “drug-connnected death”. In other words, “Just another junkie overdose.” It doesn’t matter *what* caused the death, if drugs are there, it was an overdose death. NONSENSE!!!
People turn to alcohol or heroin because it is the only way they can be *HUMAN*, even if only for a few hours. The pain is that bad! YES IT IS THAT BAD. Maybe even WORSE.
NO THEY CANNOT JUST “Suck it up” and “Move on”! The PAIN wins. Another soul fades into the black. These unique, strident, valuable persons disappear from amongst us. And we are all poorer for it.
The DEA’s War on Pain Medicines has REAL VICTIMS.
I am just one of its MANY, MANY victims.