.There was a notice posted at the clinic that they would no long offer opiates for pain to their pain patients, but rather, recommend a pain management option.
This brought up the time I found my neighbor passed out and bloody on his floor. He was an ex-military man and had gotten addicted to pain medication somewhere along the way. His doctor had cut him off from the medication and in desperation, my neighbor began dealing with the thugs in our neighborhood. I guess one day he made some mistake with them and they beat him up. That's how I found him when I came to walk his dog in the evening.
Of course, I called the hospital and had him attended to.
Then, when he came home, he enlisted me to convince another doctor to prescribe the pain medicine.
We have an opiate plague here in South Florida. And part of the problem seems to involve doctors who prescribe these meds, then cut people off.
I find it all amazing. Living with constant pain is really debilitating. Getting addicted from prescriptions is criminal. Having doctors cut you off is criminal. There are alternatives and not just pain management plans. There is such a prejudice against acupuncture which is so helpful. I don't understand. There is such a prejudice against cannabis which is helpful, I don't understand.
When I am faced with a problem, I do look for answers. The internet is very helpful in finding them. We talk a lot about thinking outside the box. I really wish people would.