Opioid-Based Prescription Drugs from a Patient’s Perspectives

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Author James Rackley reveals trend toward prescription pills and how it affects the patient, doctor, dealer, pharmacies and addict

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For many decades leading up to the end of the 20th century, the hard drugs of choice in the United States were considered to be cocaine, heroin and methamphetamines. In the 21st century however, prescription opioids are America’s new cocaine. According to the National Institutes of Health, nearly 20 percent of Americans have used prescription drugs for non-medical reasons.

Because of the explosion in the abuse of opioid-based prescriptions, too many doctors have become suspicious of their patients. Unfortunately, pain doctors sometimes get it wrong when they’re over-suspicious of legitimate patients needing an increase in their dose or quantity to relieve their chronic suffering. In Opioid-Based Prescription Drugs, America’s New Cocaine, author James Racley exposes the other side of the truth as seen from the patient’s perspective.

“As we look into this epidemic we must remember that one person’s problem, or addiction, is for many others, the answer to their suffering,” Rackley claims. “I chose to write this book because I recognized that there was a correlation between street addiction and patient addiction to prescription medications and the culture of fear and stigma that currently exists in many pain clinics today.”

Eye-opening and argumentative, Opioid-Based Prescription Drugs, America’s New Cocaine is not written to attack pain management specialists; instead, it examines this trend toward prescription pills from several perspectives; the patients, the doctors, the dealer, the pharmacies and, of course, the addict.

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Opioid-Based Prescription Drugs, America’s New Cocaine * by James Rackley
A Patient’s Own Story
Publication Date: April 24, 2012
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