Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Pet peeve....

When a physician prescribes opiates or benzodiazepines to a patient with a history of addiction to said substances. How can they think this ethical or ok on any level? 

Just saying.....

5 comments:

Birdie said...

That is so wrong. What was he/she thinking?

Liz said...

They are idiots.

Tori said...

There are so many bad Doctors and there are many uneducated about addiction. I have gotten into three arguments with the SAME ER Dr over it. Once was when Blake was in recovery and hurt himself and he wanted to prescribe him pain meds AFTER Blake had explained that he was in drug court for addiction and is tested 3 times a week - he told him, "I will write a note!" I couldn't believe what I was hearing. Then two other times when Tyler had migraines within a few weeks he saw the same ER DR who obviously didn't remember me. He was trying to prescribe him loratabs at TWELVE - when I refused he told me, "I guess you would rather see your child suffer." Again, he had me speechless.

mary christine said...

It can be OK. Each case is different. I would hate to think of a world where a doctor cannot prescribe opiates or benzos to a select group fo people. It is probably a bad idea in most cases, but not in all.

The addict still has the ultimate responsibility for what they do or don't do.

SoberMomWrites said...

They don't think...that's the point.

My sister is able to get anything and everything she wants any time. You or I couldn't get a refill on painkillers if we cut off our foot but she manages to get them all the time. Pharmacists have cut her off but not the doctors.

I will never understand the medical profession.

Sherry