David Langham Nov 3, 2016 07:58 AM
So the doctors do not want to be trained, the users are gaining access to substances, and seem inclined to use. What options are given to the patient? The answer likely is not opium. I have asked it before, but the relevant question is "what is the solution for these people's pain." Telling people to ignore the pain/discomfort, or to live with it is also not apparently working. I have seen many a patient, before the opium boom, that self- medicated with alcohol. Can we find a way to solve the problem that leads to dependence, habit, addiction, and all too often death or disability?