- Feb 1, 2012
@jaders It is a weird how people can don't get physically dependent. I wish there was more research into why that is for those specific people but these days they only spend money to research something if it will make them money.
@Synecdoche People who don't recognize the difference between a physical dependence and a psychological dependence is a pet peeve for me.
The ignorance about drugs and more specifically, opiates in general, is pretty astounding. Even amongst those who either use them or the prescribers as well.
There’s always this assumption that all the power is just in the drug itself. And I maintain that it’s some sort of synergy between a particular person’s brain and a particular drug, where the answers lay.
I did read one time where an addiction doc said that the folks most likely to get addicted to opiates become energized by them, whereas folks who have the typical or expected response such as sleepiness and sort of out of it,” were not likely to become addicted. Certainly there’s something at play there.
I agree that a lot of unbiased studies should be going on. We went from thinking pain meds were bad. Then they realized that folks weren’t getting good pain treatment so they started being extremely loose with the rx’s. Then enough folks did get into trouble (not really knowing what they were dealing with either) and they’re were lots of deaths from this ignorance. So now we’re back to “they’re all bad “ again.
Yeah - we need to understand a lot more about addiction in general, and as is often pointed out - how physical dependence works. To me it has absolutely nothing to do with addiction.