I agree. My addiction started with hydrocodone after two surgeries. It's so wonderful at numbing pain, not only physical pain but emotional, too, if one is having troubles in that area. It and it's sibling oxycontin are highly addictive, and when the physical pain goes away, it's very easy to continue to "need" that relief from any emotional pain they've been helping ease. The physical and emotional addiction aspect becomes blurred. Without getting technical, narcotics can actually alter that portion of the brain they stimulate, and the cravings are really intense, even after the hellish physical withdrawal has occurred (if one became addicted).Originally Posted by Dragonlady;4195337;
Once, about ten years after I was "freed" I got a loaner car while a windshield was being replaced. In the console of the loaner was an empty bottly of hydrocodone! Immediately my brain took me "back there" and if that bottle had been full, I honestly can't say I'd have left it alone. I probably would have, but it would have been a terrible struggle internally!
I get upset when people make fun of Rush Limbaugh because he became addicted to them (which one I don't know). He had/has very severe back pain and was taking them for that. He, unlike most of us, had the money to keep buying more and more and more off the market. I probably would have, too, if I had his bank account. So I don't blame him one bit...he had to go through withdrawal just like everybody else, and people from all walks of life can easily become addicted to these powerful prescription painkillers. A nurse friend of mine also got addicted after a surgery, and she began writing/forging prescriptions, until she got caught and lost her license.
Whether or not Kim started (IF she did) because of a physical pain or an emotional one (she's earned her stripes there), she would be one to have the money and the connections to keep going with it for a long time. Really, you get caught and are stopped...or you die.
She sure does, her eyes look sad. I'd love to read someday that she's pulled herself together, married a good man, and is living happily everafter!Originally Posted by Dragonlady;4195337;