These drugs should not be prescribed out of the hospital. When you leave a hospital, get Advil like the rest of us. I had a gallbladder taken out and did not go home with any drugs. I think many who want these powerful drugs to go home with already have some kind of an addiction. I know and see people who freak out just to get admitted to the psych ward to get drugs! Doctors should not have the right to prescribe these. They do not watch the person close enough and for some doctors, I am sorry, but it is job security.
My son is one of those who was hurt at work and the doctor put him on Oxycontin. Thanks to that doctor, my son is now an addict and has lost his family because of this. He kept giving my son oxycontin for two years! No one should be kept on this drug! The doctors know how addictive it is.
Now my husband and I are going through hell. I do not eat or sleep. If I do, I wake up crying. He was always a great kid. Every one loved him. He is now losing that. He tells us he is not doing any drugs and has not since he went to detox, but it is hard to believe when you see the same patterns.
Please if any one reading this can help me or give me some advice. I will check back here to see if anyone can help. --Tina