Real Patients Having Trouble Getting Prescription Pills
In light of recent legislation that aims to keep pills out of the hands of addicts, doctors are warning that legitimate patients are having lots of trouble getting the pain prescriptions they need. Certain states are passing laws that require doctors to register many medications with a state monitoring system before prescribing them to patients. But doctors are worried that they may face criminal charges for making honest mistakes or clerical errors, and “There are already doctors saying no more prescriptions on green prescription pads,” said Dr. Gregory Hood, the governor for the Kentucky chapter of the American College of Physicians.
Though the abuse of prescription painkillers like oxycontin, codeine, hydrocodone, methadone, and others is a huge problem for addicts, the fact is that it’s not just a victimless crime. Not only are users damaging their own health and lives, they’re also directly endangering those who need the pills for legitimate reasons. These pills are used for specific purposes, and abusing them leads directly to them being harder to get for patients who do have crippling pain.
If you or someone you know is using prescription painkillers, there’s no better time to quit than now. Thankfully, there is good help available. Detoxification and behavioral therapy have proven to be effective in treating drug dependence. Addicts are often unable to complete treatment on their own or with family members, so it’s very important to seek the right treatment center. At Seabrook House, we customize our treatment plans to individual patient’s needs, so you know the help you’re getting is right for you or a loved one. Seabrook House has rehabilitation centers in New Jersey (NJ), Pennsylvania (PA), and an outpatient center in New York (NY). Contact Seabrook House today for any questions about drugs, addiction, and treatment.