First Do No Harm: The DEA targets Physicians who treat their patients pain.

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As a paraplegic who was injured in "78" there is No Cure yet. I suffer with chronic pain as do 100. Million Americans why are we punshished for those who use illegal street drugs such as White China and Illegal form of Fentnlyl?? These are coming in through our Wide Open Borders. The Herion and Prescription drug Epidemic is as big of a fraud as the War on Drugs! Most of us know how cozy our government is with big pharma and drug cartels. It insults me to be thrown into the same group as a addict, I abide by the laws. Keep my Dr.s appts. Even drug tested to assure I'm not dr. Shopping or selling my meds. Which have been cut 2 times since the DEA & CDC guidelines lines. I also want my Dr.s to not fear the loss of licience for treating my pain as they feel is enough to have a quality of life. I fully understand I will never be pain free but it is not asking to much to get out of bed? I miss so many family functions because of the pain. Please think of the Chronic pain and Chronic diseases this legislation will kill off. I will never resort to street drugs but to be free from pain I'd be lying if sucide had not crossed my mind. My Faith keeps me from doing so but it is sad at this time 2016 this is even a thought. Stop and listen to your citizens the legal ones for once., Thank you.
I am 67 and have been in chronic pain for many years. I was treated well in California, but have been shat upon my the medical profession and by all of the pharmacies here in Colorado. I frequently consider suicide. But that's another anomaly. You cannot seek assistance in the taking of your life.
Taking away legitimate prescriptions is only harming people. Also, drug abusers are turning to dirtier more nefarious underground drugs. I thought people are innocent until proven guilty. The government is now dictating what our bodies feel? I'm sure the rich and powerful do not suffer.
This is not communist Russia this is America where government has hearings on baseball an now steps into our homes an lives an punishes it's citizens because of addicts. This is why people do stupid things! I don't wonna be a couch potato so leave good doctors do what they are schooled too do. Let government worry about illegal drugs an leave the doctors alone!!!!
i'm a sever chronic pain sufferer. i've suffered since a pre-teen. i went yrs and yrs, well over 10 just trying to ignore it eating ibuprfen and tyl to a point i got reflux and ulcers, i even went to dr and we tried muscle relaxants and antidepressants but had really bad side effects, and finally got so bad i couldn't get out of bed, take care of my kids or even work, not even small housework... i finally went back in and was given propox and vicodin, my first increase in pain meds was after quite a few yrs ( mainly changed because given less tyl version so took one instead of 2 pills per dose and given one extra dose a day added) and then not until my surgery with 3 moth hosp stay where i was put on fentynyl and oxycodone . i have fibromyalgia all over severley. without meds i can not get out of bed. i can not even be touched lightly as it feels as if i have been hit by a baseball bat! add to that i now have a tube feeding, i finally went to the emergency room after a month of literally NO sleep and inability to even take down water - i was so malnourished it required a feeding tube - add to that a 3 month hosp stay due to complications from the surgery... so now i have gastroporesis on top of everything else. which causes more pain in the form of someone twisting my intestines and crushing them - unlike the fibro which is continuous im blessed its down to a few times a day for a while now....i was told by my dr i have to be off all pain meds within 6 months - im going to have to go back to inability to get out of bed, unable to touch my grandchildren because it will be to painful to even feel thier touch...... in over 25 yrs i've had 2 increases of meds - last was when had surgery and more pain with stomach issues.... i even decreased my fentynyl patch on my own, asking the doc for less, to be less tired get around more even though i have to live with more pain.. i don't get high on these meds ( i might also add i refused one upgrade in meds long ago to morphine, when he did it, i took 3 pills, got so high i refused and went back to my other regime because i needed to function at work home etc....) all i've read on the guidelines - drs should NOT be taking us that really need it. from my understanding anyhow. that there is some grading system. so why are we being lumped in with the addicts. i've always gladly signed my contracts with doc - followed to the letter and even asked for urine tests when it seemed they should be testing more... i've done all the right things, pain specialist, gabapentin and other meds ( with serious side effects that made me unable to be productive ) , i was tried on gabapentin and other drugs like it , they made me feel drunk, i couldn't work or function "drunk" literally bouncing into walls! and my pain increased so bad with one i don't recall its name, my body would distort in pain, i could not lay down or sit up comfortably, my arms would curl around the air and my body, not to mention other severe side effects
I think it's ridicules that people who are in sever pain get treated like drug addicts when the doctor can see from my x rays exactly what's causing my pain and knows the only thing that can be done is for me to take pain medication
Cops are not doctors. The DEA should not be telling health care professionals how to care for patients. For anyone else, it would be illegal to treat a patients without a license or with a license but never meeting the patient. The DEA is doing both, and refuses to change policy regardless of science showing how much harm those policies do. Portugal is a great example of a way to combat addiction without destroying people in the process.
I am writing to you today regarding your decision on SB524/HR953 Comprehensive Addiction & Recovery Act of 2016. Please reconsider this bill.
Having a career in Emergency Medical Services for twenty five years, I have seen many deaths and near deaths from Heroin overdoses. I am sad for all the young lives taken by the poisons in a syringe (I've seen too many of those) but that epidemic intervention should not be used as a punishment against good Doctors treating legitimate chronic pain patients or used against these patients! I lost my career because of an accident and injury to my spine. I have had one failed three level 360* spinal fusion. I have been told that a revision surgery is "too risky" I am awaiting an appointment for a second opinion. I have a spinal cord stimulater in my spine and I take medication for chronic pain. I have taken pain medication for four years, same dose, same Doctor. On my worst days I cannot move and everything that touches my legs causes excruciating pain. It feels like my skin is being ripped off of my legs. On my best days I am never 100% pain free. I wake up daily with pain in my lower back. Then as my day progresses the pain gets worse with everything I do. With a combination of lidocaine patches, pain medication, medication for neuropathy, medication for muscle spasms and my sheer will, I am able to have some quality in my life. Without all of this, I would not want to live! I would not be able to deal with that amount of pain day in and day out. All I ask for is to be comfortable enough to go places with my husband (who hasn't left me yet) to hang out with my children and grandchildren. To take my dog for walks like I used too. Many of us agree that our country needs to do more in helping those that are suffering from addiction. There needs to be more rehab and recovery places that are affordable or better yet covered by insurance. These places need to be nice and committed, not dumping grounds. There has to be a solution to stop the illegal, illicit, synthetic drugs like the fentanyl coming from China across our open borders. More needs to be done to halt the manufacturing of heroin. Go after the suppliers and distributers. Addiction is an illness and needs to be dealt with as such. But our government needs to remember people like me also, over a million strong. We are not addicts! I get absolutely no "high" from my medication. All I get is some relief from pain and some relief is better than none. So, until there is a cure or I wake up miraculously recovered, it is my life. I beseech you to reevaluate the decisions being made at all levels of government. People with chronic pain are being severely hurt by these rules, laws or guidelines through no fault of their own. Permanent injuries and life altering pain can happen to anybody of any age. I believe you will see an increase in drug abuse and addiction because pain patients will turn to whatever means to get relief from their pain. Sadly, I believe yo
After years of all kinds of pain management and finally finding I am a rapid opiate metaboliser, I find today that my second doctor can't adiquately treat my chronic pain as has been the last 5 years. I am not an " addict" but need my pain medicine as a diabetic would need his or her medicine. I have never had any incidents involving misuse or abuse of any of my meds. Now my doctor can't treat my pain and has to take me almost completely off of my medicine. This kind of across the board gestapo tactics by the Oregon medical board is of no help to anyone that is in my health situation.! Surely there's someone having the same trouble I am? Help please!
I'm a chronic pain patient in N California and was denied by all pharmacies after 16 yrs of taking opioids legally, getting masters degree, teaching at university, running three large businesses (thanks to pain management). I've spoken with the DEA and pharmacy board, everyone pointing fingers as to whose fault it is that millions of pain patients like me are being abandoned as a result of no scientific data. Research shows there is no limit to the actual amount of morphine equivalents a person should take to manage care as long as pain is managed and side effects are not a problem. Also, of thousands of people studied in long term pain management programs, only .04% abused them. My question to the medical boards harassing our doctors and the DEA--what about the other 99.06% of us???? Do you want us to go to Mexico to get our meds? Or the streets to by heroin? This is unethical and goes against all clinical research. I suspect there is politics and greed at play here and we pain patients no longer have the luxury of sitting idle. They are torturing us and will continue to do so until we stand up and fight for our rights to take our pain meds LEGALLY!!
I'm a chronic pain patient in N California and was denied by all pharmacies after 16 yrs of taking opioids legally, getting masters degree, teaching at university, running three large businesses (thanks to pain management). I've spoken with the DEA and pharmacy board, everyone pointing fingers as to whose fault it is that millions of pain patients like me are being abandoned as a result of no scientific data. Research shows there is no limit to the actual amount of morphine equivalents a person should take to manage care as long as pain is managed and side effects are not a problem. Also, of thousands of people studied in long term pain management programs, only .04% abused them. My question to the medical boards harassing our doctors and the DEA--what about the other 99.06% of us???? Do you want us to go to Mexico to get our meds? Or the streets to by heroin? This is unethical and goes against all clinical research. I suspect there is politics and greed at play here and we pain patients no longer have the luxury of sitting idle. They are torturing us and will continue to do so until we stand up and fight for our rights to take our pain meds LEGALLY!!
I have ankylosing spondylitis and am in constant pain 24/7. The pain medication I do take is necessary for me to just be able to get out of bed!! The medicine doesn't NOT take all the pain away but it makes it bearable. I have marked limitations on all activities. I get treated horrible by my pharmacy that I have used for years!!! I have enough to deal with because of my disease and the last thing I need is to fight with doctors, pharmacists and even society!!! It's our right to be treated by physicians and to not have to be labeled as "drug abusers"
This new attempt to stop drug abuse in America is just plain wrong. People are being hurt by the one's we relay on to ease our pain. It is the older people that are being harmed the most. How many lives is it going to take before our "Leader's" stop this action. There is an election this year and our vote maybe our best friend.
I have been living with extreme pain for many years. I have fibroalgia, degenerative joint disease, and narcolepsy. Between all 3 combined, I can barely get up every morning. My muscles ache and hurt. It has been frustrating trying 2 get any relief from doctors. Please help with something legal, so 1 doesmt have 2 turn 2 the dangers on streets.
Thank You
Look, I'm even afraid to show my name. I am now a victim of the war on doctors. I need my medicine in order to have some quality of life and now because the government criminalized legitimate pain medication, that is now being taken away from me and many others. This is inhumane. What are people supposed to do when they have real pain and nothing else helps?? What are we supposed to do?? I don't hear any answers!! Hello!!?? What are we supposed to do?!! They need to start helping people get the pain treatment they need instead of making a situation that is all ready disabling even more disabling. This is very sad.
Stop doing the Physicians Job, as he sees fit. Trust the physician again to medicate their patients according to their individual needs. DEA, CDC go back to your own jobs, and provide better health management, safer drugs, and the CONTROL OF ILLICIT DRUGS ON THE STREET...

LET EACH PROFESIONAL, have the freedom, to do their job, as he intended to do. Respect upon each others expertise, Unite in giving the American People, safer healthcare. Not take it away from them. People are suffering needlessly for the 'risky actions' of others who 'choose' a risky lifestyle. Patients use medications to ease pain or control it, and to have some quality of life. Millions of US, did NOT CHOOSE TO BE IN PAIN...

Drug addicts, "CHOOSE' that lifestyle. and they will use, and abuse and obtain, their "DRUGS" anywhere, and from anybody, because there will always be someone that will provide them their drugs. That is your "fight", not the our Physicians.

So, don't take away our Medications from millions of chronic legitimate pain sufferers, who have no 'cure' or no hope in sight, other than to be kept under a safe amount of pain medication to be able to still function, with less daily pain and
only our Physicians can provide that 'humane' service to us.
IF ANOTHER DOCTOR NEEDED pain meds hed get them,if gov.or mayor needed hede get and so on an so forth.BUT REGULAR PEOPLE ,HONEST PEOPLE WITH LIVE LONG P A I N must suffer.This makes no sencse Please HELP
the pain i suffer from each day due to fibromyalgia is unbearable. But my pain management has decided to let me go - due to the demands from the dea. my life was hard with the pain meds - but now the quality of my life will diminish greatly.
I was a working man until I hurt my back.
I've had two back surgeries for herniated discs. I have spondy, stenosis, desiccated disc, narrowing, 3 other herniated discs and all the bad stuff that goes along with it. Some days I can barely walk. I constantly have pain and need meds. My doc's doors were shut back in march. I'd been with him since 2001. I now have to drive 3 hours one way to a pain clinic where they do not care about me at all. They lowered my medicine from 3 30mg Oxycodone a day to 3 10mg a day. I am in misery. Not only that, I have to deal with cocky pharmacists who don't wanna fill it. I swear it has given me PTSD. A working man cannot get any help but the lazy junkies are still going strong, and I guarantee that these politicians and DEA agents and their families get their meds. Guarantee it!. It isn't right. I have always taken my meds as prescribed and I have never sold them. Now I have no quality of life and I suffer daily because my family doc is too afraid to manage my pain and the pain clinics are under a lot of pressure--NOT TO MENTION MOST DOC'S AT PAIN CLINICS ARE SOCIOPATHS. I just don't know what to do. My kids don't have their dad and my wife doesn't have her husband. It isn't right and if there is a hell it will be full. allowing or causing human suffering is a sin that will not be forgiven, IMO.
It appears to me as if there is a witch hunt going on. I understand that people are dying but they aren't caused by pain patients. Pain patients are required to keep their medications locked up. Doctors seem to be panicking since the CDC guidelines were sent out. They are cutting off their pain patients left and right, leaving these people to suffereexcruciating pain. First do no harm. The doctors should be weaning patients not just cutting them off to suffer seizures and crowd the hospitals. What are you all thinking? Are you young and healthy so have no compassion? I am not a patient but the wife of one and can see what happens when ones medications are cut by 75%. The muscle rigors, diarrhea, seizures, vomiting for months on end. Please don't make people in chronic pain suffer.
I have been going to Pain Management for almost five years now. I take my meds as prescribed, take a drug test every 3 months, etc. Without my pain medications I would be SUFFERING! I'm not a drug user or pose a risk or danger to anybody! I have an advanced case of Ankylosing Spondylitis which is an autoimmune disease and a form of inflammatory arthritis that primarily attacks the spine. My own body calcified ligaments in my spine and grew extra bone that compressed my spinal cord. I have had four back surgeries to stop paralysis but I still sustained spinal cord damage. I get horrible muscle spasms and 'jolts' of electricity in my legs. I was in agony for months when it was at its worst. I also have spinal stenosis in my low back and my feet have also calcified. My Rheumatologi actually gasped when he saw the X-rays of my feet. And they hurt like hell sometimes. The only thing that helped was medication prescribed for me by my Pain Clinic. Even with all the medication I am on, I am still in pain and can't do housework or cooking. I've been on disability since 2008. I used to run a branch of a Home Health Care Agency.
I wish I wasn't disabled. I wish I could work again. I wish I didn't have chronic pain. But I do have chronic pain and pain meds, NSAIDS, biologics, muscle relaxers mask the pain so I am not in torturous pain all the time.
I'm not a criminal! I'm a patient and let my doctors decide my care!
I am not a drug addict. I I want to stop being treated as though I were. Who gives the DEA the right 2 tell me what my pain level is? What gives them the right to pass judgement? My daughter is afraid to death to continue treating my pain. I am now sent to pain management. Every month I have to go and ****ed in a small cup, sit on a dirty toilets and then speak to a doctor who does not even look at me and just type the way at his laptop. I am been told I have to have yet another series of injections. Really? And that my pain medication got cut down to a tenth of what I was thinking. How dare you. Every person's pain is different just like every person's personality is different. The DEA needs to get off these doctors asses. The drug problem will always be here. It is just more widespread open the media. You take away one thing and then you create another problem.
This witchhunt has gone on far to long! You are killing innocent law abiding chronically ill citizens every day, as more and more LEGITIMATE pain pts are being shunned by the medical community and society, because of YOUR ACTIONS, YOUR ANTI-OPIOD ADDICTED DRIVEN AGENDA, YOU HAVE CHOSEN TO INTENTIONALLY CAUSE HARM ONTO A MINIORITY OF PEOPLE - CHRONIC INTRACTABLE PAIN PTS! YOUR BARBARIC AND INHUMANE TREATMENT ONTO FELLOW HUMAN BEINGS, WE THE PEOPLE - WHO ARE SUFFERING FROM DEBILITATING INCURABLE CONDITIONS, WHO SUFFER FROM SEVERE PAIN ON A DAILY BASIS, PAIN SO BAD WE BEG GOD TO TAKE US, BECAUSE OF YOUR ACTIONS INNOCENT LAW ABIDING CHRONICALLY ILL CITIZENS ARE BEING FORCED TO TURN TO THE STREETS FOR RELIEF OR SUICIDE! WE HAVE NO OPTIONS HERE AS YOU RIP OUR LIFESAVING PAIN MEDICATION FROM US! HOW CRUEL CAN YOU PEOPLE BE!? WOULD YOU RIP YOUR PARENTS MEDICATION AWAY FROM THEM!? ANY OF YOUR PARENTS HAVE HEART CONDITIONS OR ARTHRITIS OR ANY OTHER CONDITION THAT REQUIRES SOME SORT OF MEDICATION AS A LIFE NECCESSITY, WOULD YOU SUDDENLY STOP THEIR LIFELINE!? FOR GOD SAKE PEOPLE ARE KILLING THEMSELVES EVERY DAY BECAUSE OF YOUR LIES, YOUR CORRUPTION, THE CDC, DEA, FDA AND PROP ALL IN ON THE MONEY TRAIN RIGHT!? PUSHING PAIN PTS TO SUBOXONE, HOW STUPID DO YOU THINK WE ARE!? I'D LOVE A ONE ON ONE WITH ANY OF YOU , I WELCOME YOU TO COME SEE WHAT MY LIFE AND A LOVED ONE WHO HAS BEEN PUT THRU HELL,SINCE DECEMBER, COME WALK IN OUR SHOES FOR A FEW DAYS. IN ORDER TO GET THE FULL EFFECT, YOU WILL HAVE TO ALLOW YOUR BODY TO BE BEAT WITH A BAT, YOU WILL NEED TO KNOW WHAT BURNING, PIERCING, STABBING, GNAWING, THROBBING PAIN IS LIKE , AS ELECTRIC TYPE SHOCKS SHOOT DOWN YOUR LEGS. YOUR FEET WILL NEED TO BE WRAPPED IN A ZILLION BURNING PINS AND NEEDLES, JUST A LITTLE OF WHAT I EXPERIENCE DAILY. UP FOR THE CHALLENGE!?!?
I am a chronic pain sufferer & I can barely function each day! All they want to do is give me injections. THAT DO NOT HELP!!!! I want to kill myself because my pain is real!
I am a bilateral below knee amputee with 9 fingers partially amputated and live in constant pain daily! I am a single mother that needs to be able to walk and care for my children! Having the government dictate what I'm allowed to take is unethical. I've never abused my medications but as the doctor lowers my prescriptions I have been confined to my bed or power chair more hours of the day which effects not only my quality of life but my children's! This needs to stop! Not everyone can be controlled by a government standard!
I am in the same boat, ship I might say since my caring doctor stopped coming in to to office a year and a half ago. Present doctor is taking meds away for no reason as I have been a CP pt for over 30 years. I did everything right, one doc, one pharmacy and still I am being treated like a street junkie. I cannot live in pain and am seriously thinking about joining my son who passed away on 2007. I have no life any longer, no friends, zero. I have no quality of life and the stress/anxiety/pain is so high I don't see how much longer I can do this. I AM NOT AN ABUSER!!!
As advocate for my husband I am shocked at the amount of pressure the DEA has placed on Drs. There should be a place for those with long term documented pain to turn besides the streets. They not only destroy the life of the patient but the life of their caretaker and children.Without medication my husband is confined to his bed for the remainder of his life.As a reasonable, sound minded adult I resent the CDC/DEA and their one size fits all mentality. You are destroying more lives than you are saving.
Hey Mr/Ms Howell N.J,,,did a little research on Miss.Jenna from misery,[Missouri,]] Look up Happy Brain LPC,,,IE ,, liscence practicing counselor,,,,,,turns out,,,her line of work is telling people how to use HER method of counseling ,, u talk,to her,,,,to stop your physical pain from medical illness,,It is sooo obvious to all of us,,this lady is sooo ignorant ,cruel and inhumane we all know where she will end up...However,,,it is that 1 idiot our government chooses to listen to,,think about it,,our deductible and out of pocket have all gone up,,,,why??to pay for it ourselves if your medically ill,,,the government wants to put the medically ill in institution,,ie forced rehab if they have medically painful condition,,Soo at least she has shown us the type of cruelity were up against ,,,,but heres the rub,,,,,people like her,,,,are dead wrong,,,they are the archaic Neanderthal that refuse to evolve to a humane civilized society,,,who enjoy hurting the medically ill,,,,thier the definition of thee essence of evil,,,soooo pay no mind to the cruel,evil inhumane person such as this ,''jenna,'',,,,,carma is a *****,,,soo have a lovely time in hell,,,,,for that is where thee cruel,inhumane people go,,,jmo,,maryw
Jenna from MO..Unless you have walked a mile in the shoes of those of us who suffer from DEBILITATING INCURABLE CONDITIONS, YOU HAVE NO RIGHT TO JUDGE THOSE THAT REQUIRE OPIODS AS A LIFE NECESSITY IN ORDER TO HAVE A QUALITY OF LIFE! Your comment is clearly filled with hate towards fellow human beings whose bodies are stricken in severe pain. Karma is a b**** honey and when she comes knocking on your door and you find yourself stricken with incurable conditions , find yourself in pain so bad you beg god to take you like myself and many others do, you will find yourself being neglected by the medical community, you will be degraded by the medical community and people like yourself, you will be discriminated against and you WILL NOT get anything for your severe pain. You will be forced to suffer in the worst of pain, then go back and read your ignorant comment. Remember chronic pain DOES NOT discriminate and can happen to you at anytime. I would love to be a fly on the wall as you sit in front of a dr, in severe pain, crying for help, and you too will be DENIED any relief, boy would Imlove to see the look on your face then!
Prohibiting legal dispention of narcotic pain meds by a physician WILL NOT reduce accidental deaths. Patients who have chronic pain will simply turn to the streets/black market & will therefore not have the professional medical advice of managing the pain meds. If anything, accidental deaths will increase in the absence of appropriate, professional medical advice (how to manage the quantity & quality of opioids). This is common sense. I cannot fathom this outcome in our "United States"-It is ridiculous and very much political.
My daughter has a protruding disk in her back & has other mutiple calclcified ones too. Everytime she goes to the dr he tells her "It's mind over matter". Are you kidding me? Let's see how well you function in your life living in the hellish life she is forced to suffer. Best is, he is only comfortable prescribing her 30 tablets to be taken once every 8-12 hours? So what about the other 2 weeks of excruciating pain? If people hurt too much to get out of bed then what's the point? I thought the DEA was supposed to keep illegal drugs off of the street not harass and intimidate the doctors who are there to help.
I suffer from severe chronic lower back pain. I have good days and bad days. Bad days I can't even walk, let alone perform tasks at work to earn a living. Disability claims don't pay shit. Medication is the only way. There is an addiction there too. It just comes with the territory. So yeah, I'll admit, I'm an addict...but I'm also A LAW ABIDING CITIZEN! So am I supposed to turn to crime now to get the pain relief that I need to function like a regular working citizen? Sounds like the DEA is creating job security for themselves. First they bust the physicians, then bust the patients that seek medicine elsewhere. Great job DEA. Way to go catching the "bad guys". I hope you all live prosperous lives and sleep very well at night.
The DEA is just looking for easy targets. This is a very serious issue that will actually cause more harm than good.
I'm not a junkie...i simply want to be able to walk. The pills just take the edge off...you guys are rediculious...you think there's a drug problem now???? Just wait....
Shame on you, DEA. Drug dealers are still selling heroin, illegally obtained opiods, and still will. Yet you choose the low hanging fruit of honest doctors and their patients to target
You even have a propaganda campaign against us, making our fellow citizens who have no idea what the hell of chronic pain feels like believe that we are addicts and criminals
Not since AIDS have I seen a disease so politicized
Like all those victims of that disaster, many casualties will include not only the sick, but the families that depend on them. If my pain cannot be controlled two children have basically lost a mother
WTF are you playing Dr. for anyway?
Not opiods, but other medications you are denying patients are far more dangerous. People can end up dying from cold turkey withdrawals, but you dont know or care because you are in the business of catching drug dealers, not practicing medicine.
I bet you wont be keeping statistics of those you kill
An invisible illness like Ehlers-Danlos has no cure. Treatment is symptomatic. It would be easier to get help if I looked like I feel.
These people don't want to get high. They are not looking for their next fix.

They simply want some quality of life. They want to be able to work, to play with their children, to maybe get some sleep at night.

They are not criminals and they are not addicts.

They shouldn't be forced to suffer because other people abuse what they need to live a simple life.
I have been in chronic pain for 22yrs. I broke my back on the job as an electrician. All I ever wanted out of life was a decent job and to take care of me mine the right way. Well, didn't happen. After that I, at the least, expected to be treated with dignity. I've been treated like a drug addict. I don't just sit at home and get high off my meds or sell them or any of the things many think we do. I'm self thought in jewelry making, and am trying to get a small businesses going. Well, lately I was told that everyone at the pain clinic I've been going to for the last 17 years will ALL be put on the same low dose of medication. Because of all the DEA is doing, I can no longer be treated as an individual. Instead of taking advantage of the tourist trade this summer to show my wares, I am struggling to walk ,stand ,sit or do pretty much anything. I don't want to do this! It's a waste of my life. I want it back! I know I can be treated and have a reasonable existence, so to me, this is senseless. My government has declared war on chronic pain patients and this includes me. From now on, my letter writing to my representatives will be unceasing.
As a young pain patient surviving(barely) in America...all I can say is this;
It is a sad day in America when average folks who want nothing more than to be productive, contributing members of society, are faced with such prejudice from that very society which they seek to contribute to.
We live in a society that encourages people to help themselves.....for instance, lately the president has taken a bold stand, saying It's now OK for gay folks to marry, and I see in the media about all these "transgender people?" who are being ENCOURAGED to have their organs swapped out surgically....and of course they take HORMONES to replace their natural ones, to basically become as close to the opposite sex as they can possibly be, biologically speaking.
I just can't fathom why those people are deemed "stable, mentally healthy" NORMAL, and encouraged, but people who have chronic pain are basically the scum of the earth.
I hate to say this, as I have no qualms with anyone that's any different than I (except terrorists....I have no empathy for them).
Chronic pain patients in America are the new ******s. We are treated like black people were in the early 20th century. Our cure, the only relief known to us...is the boogeyman.
That said, I would like all the lawmakers, as well as all patients to know one thing; the ball is in our court.
Things will not change if we don't force it. We must force such a change upon the lawmakers, upon the medical profession, upon American society as a whole.
And our message is simple; We are People just like all of you...but the major difference is that WE HURT. Not only do our bodies hurt, but when we get treated like second-class citizens..that is what hurts more than anything...knowing that i'm a burden...not because I take TOO MUCH medication, but because I don't take enough.
Knowing that I can't have a basic need, just because..that's the way it is.
If you need more than X amount of narcotic pills a day, sorry but you're SOL...is what they're saying...they're not saying anything at all, but they're speaking volumes.
Who is they? The government? The American Medical Assosciation? My doctor's Lawyer??!!!!
I don't know.
But I know that my will to survive, and my will to thrive, to be productive, to make this world a better place than the one I came into, will triumph over ignorance, hatred, deceit, greed.
I know that if I have to break the law JUST TO FEEL LIKE A HUMAN BEING....to stop feeling like a beast whose only thought is PAIN. I will Break that law.
And if I am FORCED to break the law, just to get the relief I seek, I will break more than the law...because it's personal. You deluded bastards have made this a personal battle fought by every single pain patient in America today.
I am going to make sure that every decent, hardworking American citizen has access to whatever medications they need to be the best they can be.
Because we aren't living in medieval times, here. We know pain is bad for people...we
I am a chronic pain patient, have been for 11 years.. everything that I have read is true.. I have bad days and not so bad days..It's just not fair..I've been through all of it. I am not a pill seeker, I have never taken street drugs or weed...But, I wonder sometimes. Thank you for letting me tell a little bit of my story......
As with many issues the government wants to punish law abiding citizens for the actions of those who abuse.
What's truly sad, is a patient, like myself, truly cannt take NSAIDS for a number of reasons. I could take them without any problems years ago, but now they interfere with my asthma and a couple other things.

I was recently diagnosed with degenerative disc disease, the pain it gives me is horrible! This is ontop of fibromyalgia, scoliosis, bo.e spurs throughout my spine, restless leg syndrome, migraines, among others.

I've had enough of.the labeling system. I've never been addicted and never will be. Just treat us as human beings, not harm is!
I have been taking pain medicine for at least eight years for my MS and the pin I have can be overwhelming. I have been on the same dose this whole time, I don't abuse my medication and should not be punished for those that do! There a lots of people that need these medications to function in life and why is now with the new laws -rules its harder for people to get help. The people making these changes should have to go through what those of us do and maybe they would understand and find another solution to the problems they think they r fixing.
What sucks is I am truly allergic to nsaids..I have lupus myositis.
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I've been in pain management for 8 years and I take oxycodone for 2 herniated disc. I've never came close to over dosing! Not once! I'm a responsible pain medication user and now because of the Cdc guidelines my Dr is titration get my pain mess down to nothing. I'm being forced to live in debilitating pain and cannot do any of my daily activities! Why am I being punished when I don't take drugs or alcohol but I'm being treated like a drug addict! It's not fair for all of us that have chronic pain to be denied our pain medication prescribed by our Dr's.
We have a problem with the system when the sick are punished for the behavior of others. I am all for stopping the diversion of pharmaceuticals but not at the cost of the disabled Americans. We must find a better way.
I have been in chronic pain and legally disabled for 15 years, 4 surgeries, awaiting a second cervical surgery.
The only way I can sleep at night is with pillows under my lower back, I awake every night in horrible pain unable to move for 5 mins even to turn over, this is with my pain meds.
My life will be a total misery, no sleep at all, I will not be able to do daily functions. I am 57 years old, messed up physically yes, but I am not dead yet! but, I will be if I don't have the right to live as pain-less as possible due to your perceived perceptive s on pain medications and the one's who truly benefit with them.
This is a cruel and unusual way to treat the disabled. What are we now? a communist nation who picks and chooses who shall thrive, and who shall die? is disabled euthanasia soon to be on your Democratic Agenda? Stop this over reach, let the doctors treat their patients like humans.
People with chronic conditions and major health issues should not have to fight for PM help. In my opinion the DEA or others in authority seems to be more worried about drug addicts than actual real patients who need help. I have watched what my husband of 35 years has had to go through and it is frustrating to see them cause him harm. The addicts will just go on to another drug. I work to keep insurance for him and he deserves not to be treated like a drug seeker. We are good people who have never done anything but work hard and be lawful Americans . I pray someone can help and our lives will get better. ...
People with chronic conditions and major health issues should not have to fight for PM help. In my opinion the DEA or others in authority seems to be more worried about drug addicts than actual real patients who need help. I have watched what my husband of 35 years has had to go through and it is frustrating to see them cause him harm. The addicts will just go on to another drug. I work to keep insurance for him and he deserves not to be treated like a drug seeker. We are good people who have never done anything but work hard and be lawful Americans . I pray someone can help and our lives will get better. ...
Hello, after 3 really bad car wrecks, my back rules my life. With acupuncture, meds and shots I function. I am 53 years old. Due to severe and chronic pain I now limit our vacation car trips and my addiction to gardening.
Yet due to THE FEW and the rich, famous and our corrupt politicians I will be loosing my job and health care. But the fear of me being addicted to living life with crippling pain will be realized.

How many "studies" have been done that shows chronic pain uses chemicals differently???

I'm going to get my medical card this week and see how I do with pot.
So far I would rather try pot than crawl and beg for some quality of life and working drugs.

The crooks and addicts ALWAYS ALWAYS FIND A WAY.

STOP SCREWING those of us trying to work and live with chronic pain.

You make me sick. Idiots with BELOW ZERO COMMIN SENSE!!!!!!
The rich and famous and people in the medical profession will always get pain meds. It's the average American who will be denied. Pain meds don't keep me from participating in life they allow me to participate in life.
Drs need to start saying no to rich and famous people, that's the main problem today because of prince, Michael Jackson and others it's not the patient who originally is at fault here it's the doctor who can't say no to someone just because of who they are. So, now we're all lumped together and will be denied. So, yes suicides will go up but it will be years before they acknowledge the connection. Sucks to be a chronic pain patient in today's world. Oh yes, the politicians will also get the pains meds they need to function.
I am 58 years old have never been in trouble with the law , have always had a job and I am a good person and well respected in my community. At 28 years old I was diagnosed with degenerative disc disease all the way down my spine. I have always been able to take over the counter pain relievers and ice pack and could control the pain till I was in my mid 40's. The pain is increasing getting worse, and effects my quality of life, I have to baby my back if I lift my grand baby, or carry a bag of groceries I may be down for a week or two. It is so ironic to me that my job the last 15 years is to help people with barriers to employment to find and keep employment. I work with Drug Court and early release prisoners to teach them job seeking skills and write progress notes to judges, parole officers, treatment therapist. I work with many people in recovery. My physician states my job and the fact that I am chained to a computer to do all the required documentation isn t helping the condition of my low lumbar and cervical spine. The last year had been really bad , I have a hard time getting comfortable the pain is terrible and I rarely sleep more than a couple of hours, I have a hard time concentrating at work due to the pain. It is effecting my emotions, and I'm getting increasingly depressed. My last doctors visit was 3 weeks ago and she said all she could give me was 800 mg. of Ibuprofen. She has known me for 30 years or better, knows how I suffer but states her hands are tied, because of the new laws on pain medications. The last surgeon I saw said he hated to do surgery because there are no guarantees that the pain will go away, it may actually get worse. So the addicts and former addicts I work with have made it so I the person that is trying to help them get there life back , can t get the proper medication to help relieve my pain so in a sense they are robbing me of the quality of life I should have in my last few remaining years. I don't want or desire to be high, I just want to take the edge off my pain so I can function at work, get a good nights sleep , hold my grand babies, do my housework, and maybe take a vacation somewhere without being laid up for days in a hotel room, because I twisted wrong getting out of a car or off a plane. Everyone is Not predestined to be a drug addict. Not everyone has an addictive personality, not every one lives their life doing everything in excess; too much drinking, drugging, smoking , gambling , sex addiction etc. There are good people with bad genes, diseases, cancer or have been in accidents that live a poor quality of life everyday because of chronic pain. There are people who commit Suicide because they can t live another day in misery. Wise up and help those who need pain relief, don't let good people suffer or take matters in their own hands by ending their lives early because they can't be in misery one more day.
I am 58 years old have never been in trouble with the law , have always had a job and I am a good person and well respected in my community. At 28 years old I was diagnosed with degenerative disc disease all the way down my spine. I have always been able to take over the counter pain relievers and ice pack and could control the pain till I was in my mid 40's. The pain is increasing getting worse, and effects my quality of life, I have to baby my back if I lift my grand baby, or carry a bag of groceries I may be down for a week or two. It is so ironic to me that my job the last 15 years is to help people with barriers to employment to find and keep employment. I work with Drug Court and early release prisoners to teach them job seeking skills and write progress notes to judges, parole officers, treatment therapist. I work with many people in recovery. My physician states my job and the fact that I am chained to a computer to do all the required documentation isn t helping the condition of my low lumbar and cervical spine. The last year had been really bad , I have a hard time getting comfortable the pain is terrible and I rarely sleep more than a couple of hours, I have a hard time concentrating at work due to the pain. It is effecting my emotions, and I'm getting increasingly depressed. My last doctors visit was 3 weeks ago and she said all she could give me was 800 mg. of Ibuprofen. She has known me for 30 years or better, knows how I suffer but states her hands are tied, because of the new laws on pain medications. The last surgeon I saw said he hated to do surgery because there are no guarantees that the pain will go away, it may actually get worse. So the addicts and former addicts I work with have made it so I the person that is trying to help them get there life back , can t get the proper medication to help relieve my pain so in a sense they are robbing me of the quality of life I should have in my last few remaining years. I don't want or desire to be high, I just want to take the edge off my pain so I can function at work, get a good nights sleep , hold my grand babies, do my housework, and maybe take a vacation somewhere without being laid up for days in a hotel room, because I twisted wrong getting out of a car or off a plane. Everyone is Not predestined to be a drug addict. Not everyone has an addictive personality, not every one lives their life doing everything in excess; too much drinking, drugging, smoking , gambling , sex addiction etc. There are good people with bad genes, diseases, cancer or have been in accidents that live a poor quality of life everyday because of chronic pain. There are people who commit Suicide because they can t live another day in misery. Wise up and help those who need pain relief, don't let good people suffer or take matters in their own hands by ending their lives early because they can't be in misery one more day.
I am 58 years old have never been in trouble with the law , have always had a job and I am a good person and well respected in my community. At 28 years old I was diagnosed with degenerative disc disease all the way down my spine. I have always been able to take over the counter pain relievers and ice pack and could control the pain till I was in my mid 40's. The pain is increasing getting worse, and effects my quality of life, I have to baby my back if I lift my grand baby, or carry a bag of groceries I may be down for a week or two. It is so ironic to me that my job the last 15 years is to help people with barriers to employment to find and keep employment. I work with Drug Court and early release prisoners to teach them job seeking skills and write progress notes to judges, parole officers, treatment therapist. I work with many people in recovery. My physician states my job and the fact that I am chained to a computer to do all the required documentation isn t helping the condition of my low lumbar and cervical spine. The last year had been really bad , I have a hard time getting comfortable the pain is terrible and I rarely sleep more than a couple of hours, I have a hard time concentrating at work due to the pain. It is effecting my emotions, and I'm getting increasingly depressed. My last doctors visit was 3 weeks ago and she said all she could give me was 800 mg. of Ibuprofen. She has known me for 30 years or better, knows how I suffer but states her hands are tied, because of the new laws on pain medications. The last surgeon I saw said he hated to do surgery because there are no guarantees that the pain will go away, it may actually get worse. So the addicts and former addicts I work with have made it so I the person that is trying to help them get there life back , can t get the proper medication to help relieve my pain so in a sense they are robbing me of the quality of life I should have in my last few remaining years. I don't want or desire to be high, I just want to take the edge off my pain so I can function at work, get a good nights sleep , hold my grand babies, do my housework, and maybe take a vacation somewhere without being laid up for days in a hotel room, because I twisted wrong getting out of a car or off a plane. Everyone is Not predestined to be a drug addict. Not everyone has an addictive personality, not every one lives their life doing everything in excess; too much drinking, drugging, smoking , gambling , sex addiction etc. There are good people with bad genes, diseases, cancer or have been in accidents that live a poor quality of life everyday because of chronic pain. There are people who commit Suicide because they can t live another day in misery. Wise up and help those who need pain relief, don't let good people suffer or take matters in their own hands by ending their lives early because they can't be in misery one more day.
I am 58 years old have never been in trouble with the law , have always had a job and I am a good person and well respected in my community. At 28 years old I was diagnosed with degenerative disc disease all the way down my spine. I have always been able to take over the counter pain relievers and ice pack and could control the pain till I was in my mid 40's. The pain is increasing getting worse, and effects my quality of life, I have to baby my back if I lift my grand baby, or carry a bag of groceries I may be down for a week or two. It is so ironic to me that my job the last 15 years is to help people with barriers to employment to find and keep employment. I work with Drug Court and early release prisoners to teach them job seeking skills and write progress notes to judges, parole officers, treatment therapist. I work with many people in recovery. My physician states my job and the fact that I am chained to a computer to do all the required documentation isn t helping the condition of my low lumbar and cervical spine. The last year had been really bad , I have a hard time getting comfortable the pain is terrible and I rarely sleep more than a couple of hours, I have a hard time concentrating at work due to the pain. It is effecting my emotions, and I'm getting increasingly depressed. My last doctors visit was 3 weeks ago and she said all she could give me was 800 mg. of Ibuprofen. She has known me for 30 years or better, knows how I suffer but states her hands are tied, because of the new laws on pain medications. The last surgeon I saw said he hated to do surgery because there are no guarantees that the pain will go away, it may actually get worse. So the addicts and former addicts I work with have made it so I the person that is trying to help them get there life back , can t get the proper medication to help relieve my pain so in a sense they are robbing me of the quality of life I should have in my last few remaining years. I don't want or desire to be high, I just want to take the edge off my pain so I can function at work, get a good nights sleep , hold my grand babies, do my housework, and maybe take a vacation somewhere without being laid up for days in a hotel room, because I twisted wrong getting out of a car or off a plane. Everyone is Not predestined to be a drug addict. Not everyone has an addictive personality, not every one lives their life doing everything in excess; too much drinking, drugging, smoking , gambling , sex addiction etc. There are good people with bad genes, diseases, cancer or have been in accidents that live a poor quality of life everyday because of chronic pain. There are people who commit Suicide because they can t live another day in misery. Wise up and help those who need pain relief, don't let good people suffer or take matters in their own hands by ending their lives early because they can't be in misery one more day.
I am 58 years old have never been in trouble with the law , have always had a job and I am a good person and well respected in my community. At 28 years old I was diagnosed with degenerative disc disease all the way down my spine. I have always been able to take over the counter pain relievers and ice pack and could control the pain till I was in my mid 40's. The pain is increasing getting worse, and effects my quality of life, I have to baby my back if I lift my grand baby, or carry a bag of groceries I may be down for a week or two. It is so ironic to me that my job the last 15 years is to help people with barriers to employment to find and keep employment. I work with Drug Court and early release prisoners to teach them job seeking skills and write progress notes to judges, parole officers, treatment therapist. I work with many people in recovery. My physician states my job and the fact that I am chained to a computer to do all the required documentation isn t helping the condition of my low lumbar and cervical spine. The last year had been really bad , I have a hard time getting comfortable the pain is terrible and I rarely sleep more than a couple of hours, I have a hard time concentrating at work due to the pain. It is effecting my emotions, and I'm getting increasingly depressed. My last doctors visit was 3 weeks ago and she said all she could give me was 800 mg. of Ibuprofen. She has known me for 30 years or better, knows how I suffer but states her hands are tied, because of the new laws on pain medications. The last surgeon I saw said he hated to do surgery because there are no guarantees that the pain will go away, it may actually get worse. So the addicts and former addicts I work with have made it so I the person that is trying to help them get there life back , can t get the proper medication to help relieve my pain so in a sense they are robbing me of the quality of life I should have in my last few remaining years. I don't want or desire to be high, I just want to take the edge off my pain so I can function at work, get a good nights sleep , hold my grand babies, do my housework, and maybe take a vacation somewhere without being laid up for days in a hotel room, because I twisted wrong getting out of a car or off a plane. Everyone is Not predestined to be a drug addict. Not everyone has an addictive personality, not every one lives their life doing everything in excess; too much drinking, drugging, smoking , gambling , sex addiction etc. There are good people with bad genes, diseases, cancer or have been in accidents that live a poor quality of life everyday because of chronic pain. There are people who commit Suicide because they can t live another day in misery. Wise up and help those who need pain relief, don't let good people suffer or take matters in their own hands by ending their lives early because they can't be in misery one more day.
I am 58 years old have never been in trouble with the law , have always had a job and I am a good person and well respected in my community. At 28 years old I was diagnosed with degenerative disc disease all the way down my spine. I have always been able to take over the counter pain relievers and ice pack and could control the pain till I was in my mid 40's. The pain is increasing getting worse, and effects my quality of life, I have to baby my back if I lift my grand baby, or carry a bag of groceries I may be down for a week or two. It is so ironic to me that my job the last 15 years is to help people with barriers to employment to find and keep employment. I work with Drug Court and early release prisoners to teach them job seeking skills and write progress notes to judges, parole officers, treatment therapist. I work with many people in recovery. My physician states my job and the fact that I am chained to a computer to do all the required documentation isn t helping the condition of my low lumbar and cervical spine. The last year had been really bad , I have a hard time getting comfortable the pain is terrible and I rarely sleep more than a couple of hours, I have a hard time concentrating at work due to the pain. It is effecting my emotions, and I'm getting increasingly depressed. My last doctors visit was 3 weeks ago and she said all she could give me was 800 mg. of Ibuprofen. She has known me for 30 years or better, knows how I suffer but states her hands are tied, because of the new laws on pain medications. The last surgeon I saw said he hated to do surgery because there are no guarantees that the pain will go away, it may actually get worse. So the addicts and former addicts I work with have made it so I the person that is trying to help them get there life back , can t get the proper medication to help relieve my pain so in a sense they are robbing me of the quality of life I should have in my last few remaining years. I don't want or desire to be high, I just want to take the edge off my pain so I can function at work, get a good nights sleep , hold my grand babies, do my housework, and maybe take a vacation somewhere without being laid up for days in a hotel room, because I twisted wrong getting out of a car or off a plane. Everyone is Not predestined to be a drug addict. Not everyone has an addictive personality, not every one lives their life doing everything in excess; too much drinking, drugging, smoking , gambling , sex addiction etc. There are good people with bad genes, diseases, cancer or have been in accidents that live a poor quality of life everyday because of chronic pain. There are people who commit Suicide because they can t live another day in misery. Wise up and help those who need pain relief, don't let good people suffer or take matters in their own hands by ending their lives early because they can't be in misery one more day.
I am 58 years old have never been in trouble with the law , have always had a job and I am a good person and well respected in my community. At 28 years old I was diagnosed with degenerative disc disease all the way down my spine. I have always been able to take over the counter pain relievers and ice pack and could control the pain till I was in my mid 40's. The pain is increasing getting worse, and effects my quality of life, I have to baby my back if I lift my grand baby, or carry a bag of groceries I may be down for a week or two. It is so ironic to me that my job the last 15 years is to help people with barriers to employment to find and keep employment. I work with Drug Court and early release prisoners to teach them job seeking skills and write progress notes to judges, parole officers, treatment therapist. I work with many people in recovery. My physician states my job and the fact that I am chained to a computer to do all the required documentation isn t helping the condition of my low lumbar and cervical spine. The last year had been really bad , I have a hard time getting comfortable the pain is terrible and I rarely sleep more than a couple of hours, I have a hard time concentrating at work due to the pain. It is effecting my emotions, and I'm getting increasingly depressed. My last doctors visit was 3 weeks ago and she said all she could give me was 800 mg. of Ibuprofen. She has known me for 30 years or better, knows how I suffer but states her hands are tied, because of the new laws on pain medications. The last surgeon I saw said he hated to do surgery because there are no guarantees that the pain will go away, it may actually get worse. So the addicts and former addicts I work with have made it so I the person that is trying to help them get there life back , can t get the proper medication to help relieve my pain so in a sense they are robbing me of the quality of life I should have in my last few remaining years. I don't want or desire to be high, I just want to take the edge off my pain so I can function at work, get a good nights sleep , hold my grand babies, do my housework, and maybe take a vacation somewhere without being laid up for days in a hotel room, because I twisted wrong getting out of a car or off a plane. Everyone is Not predestined to be a drug addict. Not everyone has an addictive personality, not every one lives their life doing everything in excess; too much drinking, drugging, smoking , gambling , sex addiction etc. There are good people with bad genes, diseases, cancer or have been in accidents that live a poor quality of life everyday because of chronic pain. There are people who commit Suicide because they can t live another day in misery. Wise up and help those who need pain relief, don't let good people suffer or take matters in their own hands by ending their lives early because they can't be in misery one more day.
I am 58 years old have never been in trouble with the law , have always had a job and I am a good person and well respected in my community. At 28 years old I was diagnosed with degenerative disc disease all the way down my spine. I have always been able to take over the counter pain relievers and ice pack and could control the pain till I was in my mid 40's. The pain is increasing getting worse, and effects my quality of life, I have to baby my back if I lift my grand baby, or carry a bag of groceries I may be down for a week or two. It is so ironic to me that my job the last 15 years is to help people with barriers to employment to find and keep employment. I work with Drug Court and early release prisoners to teach them job seeking skills and write progress notes to judges, parole officers, treatment therapist. I work with many people in recovery. My physician states my job and the fact that I am chained to a computer to do all the required documentation isn t helping the condition of my low lumbar and cervical spine. The last year had been really bad , I have a hard time getting comfortable the pain is terrible and I rarely sleep more than a couple of hours, I have a hard time concentrating at work due to the pain. It is effecting my emotions, and I'm getting increasingly depressed. My last doctors visit was 3 weeks ago and she said all she could give me was 800 mg. of Ibuprofen. She has known me for 30 years or better, knows how I suffer but states her hands are tied, because of the new laws on pain medications. The last surgeon I saw said he hated to do surgery because there are no guarantees that the pain will go away, it may actually get worse. So the addicts and former addicts I work with have made it so I the person that is trying to help them get there life back , can t get the proper medication to help relieve my pain so in a sense they are robbing me of the quality of life I should have in my last few remaining years. I don't want or desire to be high, I just want to take the edge off my pain so I can function at work, get a good nights sleep , hold my grand babies, do my housework, and maybe take a vacation somewhere without being laid up for days in a hotel room, because I twisted wrong getting out of a car or off a plane. Everyone is Not predestined to be a drug addict. Not everyone has an addictive personality, not every one lives their life doing everything in excess; too much drinking, drugging, smoking , gambling , sex addiction etc. There are good people with bad genes, diseases, cancer or have been in accidents that live a poor quality of life everyday because of chronic pain. There are people who commit Suicide because they can t live another day in misery. Wise up and help those who need pain relief, don't let good people suffer or take matters in their own hands by ending their lives early because they can't be in misery one more day.

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