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January 31, 2008


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It is interesting that the post right after this one deals with LSD. I have always viewed "drug use" as a coping mechanism to escape pain, depression, reality, etc. I have no doubt that many "illegal" drugs are terribly harmful to society as a whole but often in the Western Cultures, even legitimate use of drugs for chronic pain is often taboo.
True most drugs that inhibit pain often go through an increased tolerance in the body and therefore an ever increased dosage is needed. Chronic pain treatment by "doping out" the patient is probably not the right course to take.
Yet we as a whole tell people, especially the elderly and chronically ill, to suck it up. It is easy for me to dictate how much pain a patient should take, especially when there is no expectation of actually relieving the underlying cause of the pain. That increased suicide and chronic pain are linked can be explained with one word: Duh!
Good post. I will keep reading.

Betts Nirvana

Some patient though that the pain they experienced will not cure any more that's why some experiencing depression and anxiety. Support from love ones and proper treatment for chronic pain is the best solutions.

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