There is a huge outcry about addiction. But what resources are there to actually help someone stop? I am so frustrated with insurance and stupid rules. While this psychologist is great for counseling, he can’t prescribe anything to help with cravings, so we have to hop around and call literally 700 different psychiatrists who are always overbooked and not taking any new clients and who do not specialize in drug rehab and therefore have no clue about what they are doing, so they won’t take him either. When your PCP would love to help but his hands are tied in legal red tape because “he doesn’t have the authority to evaluate the need for anti-addiction medication”.
What it all boils down to is bullshit. Pharmaceutical companies are making a ton of profit from this epidemic and they don’t care how many people are hooked or who is hurt in the process of them making a couple of bucks. I would not be surprised if I found out that the pharmaceutical companies are the ones responsible for all of the legal red tape that it takes to treat a drug addict since they want someone to be addicted. They want someone “graduating” to a more potent (and therefore more expensive) drug.
I am literally convinced of it because the pills in the streets that people are selling, they are the same ones I give to my dying patients every day. There is not enough scripts written to account for the number of drugs out in the streets.
On some days, I feel bad for my husband. He is consumed by the need for drugs. His body aches and his mind is a constant record playing “give me drugs”. Imagine that. It would really suck to have something have so much power over you. I’ve seen him crying in bed late at night, simply because he can’t stop. The drug has that much control over him and that much power. He isn’t mentally strong enough to wage war with the constant need.
He’s asked me a few times if I wanted to try it. Experience what the “high” is like. I’ve said no every single time. I cannot bring myself to take anything more than a Tylenol or Midol every so often.
“For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.” Isn’t that how the saying goes? Well, that’s my reaction. I refuse to take basically everything because of him and his addiction. I never want to be caught in that cycle.