Are doctors responsible for the opioid epidemic?

Asked by: KHarker
  • Doctor's are the most common source of opioids

    Opioids are provided by doctors over prescribing addictive medication and painkillers. In addition to encouraging the use of opioids as a first line in hospitals, Emergency rooms and clinics. Opioid addiction starts when a doctor writes a prescription for an addictive medication or when some one gets into a medicine cabinet. Change my perspective.

  • Sometimes it's necessary for doctors to prescribe the only treatment for severe pain

    I believe that opiods are the most well known method of treating pain, And it's actually one of the methods that are tested. As of now I believe opiods are the only proven way to relieve pain, And doctors should prescribe it in times of severe pain. It'd usually the patients fault since they are the one that chose to abuse it the only known treatment for pain. Most patients wouldn't abuse it because of the fear of adverse effects, And opiods are only available by prescription, Unless you visit the deep web.

  • Doctor's are not responsible for their patient's actions.

    Roughly 21 to 29 percent of patients prescribed opioids for chronic pain misuse them.
    Https://www. Drugabuse. Gov/drugs-abuse/opioids/opioid-overdose-crisis
    If only 21-29% misuse opioids. A similar statistic, 23%, Will become addicted to heroin on the FIRST use. Most opioid addicts are prescribed for weeks or months before becoming addicted.
    Furthermore, All opioid (and other medications) prescription bottles come with warnings on use. Those who chose to ignore these warnings are liable for any injury to themselves or other users of their prescription, Not the doctor that prescribed them.
    Western medicine's use of manufactured and processed chemicals for the purpose of treating various symptoms, Including pain, Are perhaps in the wrong. Many forms of Eastern practices, Such as acupuncture, Are non-addicting, And provide pain relief.

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