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You won't believe this!!

Discussion in 'Detoxing From Buprenorphine/Subutex/Suboxone' started by luvlifemore, Mar 21, 2006.

  1. luvlifemore

    luvlifemore Well-Known Member

    Yesterday my friend came out of his Sub Dr.s office and saw his dealer leaving with like 6 prescriptions for painkillers in his hand! OMG!

    The sweet old neighbor (b*stard!) that gives it to ya for free till you are hooked gets pain meds to sell from the same Dr. that is giving people Sub. !!!

    This sweet old grandpa is augmenting his social security income to the tune of thousands per month selling his meds. I bet he's a great f*ckin actor in that office and/or the Dr. is a QUACK. This really pisses me off!!


    I'd like to hear thoughts on this from you all. Should we be protecting our past dealers?
     
  2. Mic

    Mic Guest

    Hi Luvlifemore-

    Yup, what you describe is far more common than most people realize. It's called diversion, and it's likely the most common means of procuring Schedule III and II narcotics.

    I know that states have a Medical Review Board designed to investigate allegations of inappropriate behavior on the part of the doc's...IMO, it would me to "think" about it too much, and could affect my peace of mind...

    Mic

    "It takes what it takes"
     
  3. Ratch

    Ratch Well-Known Member

    Sadly, a good portion of Dr's that prescribe sub do it simply for the additional cash income. A lot of Dr's have been getting squeezed by the HMO's and sub is not a covered med under many policies for maintenance. Once the insurance pays for the "initial detox" the Dr will "allow" you to continue on maintenance for cash only. A lot of these so called "sub" Dr's are also pain Dr's and they specialize in handing out RX's to whomever can obtain a fairly decent X-ray or MRI report showing "severe acute pain"....toothaches, stiff necks, ingrown toenails. Is your Dr's office REALLY crowded on a Friday afternoon?
     
  4. luvlifemore

    luvlifemore Well-Known Member

    Do we owe anything at all to potential future addicts - to try to scare/shut down neighborhood dealers? I'm giving the Dr. the benefit of the doubt for a moment.

    (My girlfriend says they are selling methamphetemine in the condo next door to hers but doesn't think they are cooking it.)

    I called the old neighbor once directly and threatened to turn him in if he didn't stop selling to my friend but it did no good at all. P.S. He was my dealer at one time too.

    I think the saying goes...
    "If you aren't part of the solution then you part of the problem".

    This is just for the sake of conversation. I don't even know the Dr.'s name to tip him off .
    I'll do nothing but I feel sh*tty about it.

    Just wondered what others think about this.
     
  5. luvlifemore

    luvlifemore Well-Known Member

    Doesn't this seem like a conflict of interest?

    First the Dr. intentionally gets the painkillers on the street....
    then he has a constant source of Sub. users for the future.

    (Don't get me wrong I am grateful Sub exists. I was just naive about the "good" Dr. being one and the same as the "bad" Dr. Duh!)
     
  6. Mic

    Mic Guest

    I think many of us tend to put doctors on a pedestal, and would be shocked at some of the crap that goes on. Personally, I idolized doctors cuz of the "power of the pen", but I know now that it's cuz I'm sickerthanmost..

    Mic

    "It takes what it takes"
     

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