Can I Have Some More Please: Addiction to Prescription Drugs

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Addicts do not choose to be addicted. When children gather together and are asked, “What do you want to be when you go up?” Some might say a fireman, a veterinarian, or a superhero. But no child replies to that question and says, “Well actually about that, I want to be a drug addict, and completely ruin my life. I want to destroy any meaningful relationship I have and end up in poverty because any money I do get I have to spend on my addiction. Then after when I’m at my lowest and cannot treat my addiction, have withdrawals that might kill me. Yes that is the life I want when I grow up.”
Cindy was a mother of three. Unfortunately, unknown was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia is a disorder that creates musculoskeletal pain. Cindy said that, “It left me waking up every day feeling like someone had beaten me with a baseball bat.” The doctor gave her Percocet to stop the pain. Slowly she got addicted to the prescription drugs. If she didn’t feel the pain she would still take the pills. Eventually she noticed what she was doing was not right and checked into a rehabilitation center for her children. Although she the rehab helped get off the pills the pain for her Fibromyalgia was still there. Cindy is afraid to take pills for the pain because she does not want to be addicted to them again. She just lives with the pain, hoping for a new day to begin. If her doctor monitored her intake of the pills than she would have control of the pain and would not be addicted. Before patients become addicted to their medications, doctors should supervise their patient’s dosage of prescription drugs more strongly.
No one wakes up one morning and says to themselves that they want to be a drug addict. Actually, no one with an addiction has t...

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