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The other side of methadone use

I’m a 64-year-old vet who is disabled and on pain management for the past 19 years. All you see on TV and the news is that we have an opioid pandemic, which is true. The people like me and others who take these medications do so to live with more quality of life.

These doctors who prescribe extreme high doses of opiates to anyone coming into their office are to blame. Now, for we who actually need them, it is becoming so hard to receive them. Have you ever woke up in the morning in so much pain that you just want to die? Well I have and it’s a horrible way to live.

Be fair on this issue. Tell how this problem has caused pain and suffering to those who really need these medications. Another thing, are the methadone clinics going to stop giving drug addicts methadone? Why can a drug addict go to their local clinic and get up to 160mg of methadone daily?

Fix the real problems and stop hurting those who really need them to have any quality of life.

Michael Lee

Deer Park


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