When we think of “drug dealers”, we think about a stereotypical idea of local punks, gathered in groups at different corners to sell their product.
However, a newer, more darker image is emerging—Doctors with their lethal prescription pads. It’s no longer these local hoodlums, it’s the white collars we need to watch out for!
This unfortunately happens more than we realize, and by the time we do begin to realize what’s going on—it’s already, often too late. The drugs have claimed their victim, and the moment this person realizes the dangers they are about to face, they’ve already become a part of this dirty, dangerous game that Big Pharma plays.
These Big Pharmaceutical Companies push their garbage drugs at us, with all these side effects, long term effects, and everything in between. Of course, they don’t get in trouble—because the side effects are written on every prescription label, or manufacturers label. It just so happens it’s in small print and appears unsuspecting, until you begin reading.
Then what do these White Collars do, when a patient experienced side effects? Well, they just prescribe another medication to mask that side effect, and so-on. Before you know it, you’re on 3 or more different medications, all with their own list of side effects. Yet, the medications are prescribed to treat certain side effects of other medicines—of course, off-label, which means they are given for reasons other than the manufacturing company suggests, but that Doctors believe could be helpful or therapeutic.
Over the past 2 decades, opioid addiction has skyrocketed. With the introduction of drugs such as OxyContin during the 1990’s, opiate addiction has reached a point of no return, as well as no control. It all really began with Purdue Pharma’s introduction of OxyContin, also known as Oxycodone—the opiate property that makes the drug Oxycontin so addictive!
Statistically, we are in a crisis. And it’s unfortunate that not many people are aware of this monster called “addiction”, that lives so costly to us. It’s not until your own family is affected by it that you begin to realize the true horrors of Big Pharma, White Collars, and our crooked FDA & DEA that allow these things to continue.
As easy as it is to point the blame at Doctors, the truth is that this Rabbit Hole Goes Far Deeper Than That…
The harsh reality of this epidemic is it all began with a single Opioid medication called “OxyContin”. However, this crisis has now branched off into several other opiate medications being made and distributed. The biggest irony among all of this is that you must treat opioid addiction with opioids—we must fight fire with fire!
Sadly, it’s true. Yes, the main course of opiate addiction treatment is to prescribe a person another opiate medication called “Suboxone”. This is the main choice and course of action, is prescribing Suboxone to addicts who are attempting to get clean. Until about 2002, when Suboxone was approved by the U.S FDA for treatment in opiate addiction, the only known drug made was Methadone.
Most often, the benefits of Suboxone Treatment typically outweigh Methadone Maintenance. I believe the major reason for this is because Suboxone is more accessible, and can be easily prescribed in an outpatient setting such as a Doctor Office. While on the other hand, with Methadone Maintenance—you are required to attend a facility every morning by a certain time in order to get your daily dosage.
Perhaps, the lesser controls placed on prescribing Suboxone and in turn making it more accessible is what makes this option more desirable, or suitable. What I find hard to believe is that there’s no long term organ damage, but I also see claims of low risk of abuse because it does not give the patient good feeling relaxation sensation.
For all the safety that supposedly surrounded the use of Suboxone for opiate rehabilitation—we have an equal amount of treatment facilities specializing in Suboxone Detoxification. For such a “safe drug”, why is this? Because the truth is, it’s no safer than any other drugs these White Collars push at us. The biggest blame in all of this comes down to these Big Pharmaceutical Corporations & Companies—the ones who invent, manufacture, and distribute this poison.