Saturday, September 5, 2015

Doctor Prescribe Opiates – Addictive as Cigarettes

Quitting opiates is as hard as quitting cigarettes.  The opiates that doctors offer you are addictive as smoking cigarettes.  Heroin is the most addictive drug according to this:

Nicotine comes in a number 3:

Doctors aren’t perfect.  Many times doctors get people hooked, especially on nasty things. You may be surprised, but in years past doctors used to recommend smoking.  Today, I suggest that offering the opiates in question is as if a doctor offered you cigarettes in order to help you relax.  No doctor in his/her right mind would prescribe cigarettes!   

Luckily, there is hope for smokers because smoking is on the decline in the USA .  Doctors need to be on board to stop prescribing so many opiates, because many of us know that once addicted to narcotic painkillers, the next step – heroin – couldn’t be worse.  Opiates should only be used in the most extreme cases, such as chronic pain.

It is time for America to tackle the opiate gorilla too.  It starts with doctors being smart about prescription drugs.  Any former smoker will tell you that quitting cigarettes is one of the hardest doable things, and yet doctors recommended them at one time.  I have quit smoking myself, and for me it took both the patch and the gum.  This subject is in another blog article of mine.

Help for smokers:

America’s mass smoking cessation is most certainly a result of taxes on cigarettes.  I have no problem with this, as it reduces smoking.  It helps to create a healthier America.  The following New York Times blog article shows that smoking is at all time lows.  It is not a 2015 article, but I gamble that it is lower now in 2015 than it was in 2013:

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