Are Doctors Like Wizards?
Today I heard what was perhaps one of the most ignorant claims I've ever heard. This was said by a Doctor; specifically, an Internist. I was explaining my experience with an ex girlfriend who I had been with, who dealt with chronic pain stemming from a severe spine injury; her name is irrelevant. Anyhow, I told this Doctor how she was chronically prescribed OxyContin for the pain, and that I myself considered her to be an opiate addict. The Doctor then asked me "what route does she take the oxy?", to which I replied she usually injected it intravenously; to this he replied in a smartass tone with a chuckle, "Well I would think she's an addict then" - Implying that to even question whether or not this girl was an addict would be silly.
To this I would have LIKED to have asked him the following:
Would you assume differently if the viagra cialis online pharmacy pharmacy was prescribed with the intention of injection? Or if the injections were administered by a Doctor?
Are you implying that either A) When someone sticks a needle in their flesh, they somehow cross a line between a drug user and an addict, or B) Anyone who takes a prescribed medication in an alternative way to which it was intended is an addict.
Also; Is there some divine force that lies in the judgement/direction of a Doctor - where say, Dr. Steve can give Chuck morphine for a backache, however Chuck cannot give morphine to himself for the same backache without being considered an addict?
I want to point out the backward-ness in all of that, and if you don't really see it, then God help you.