By oxymorons - 05/09/2011 21:37 - United States
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It doesn't work that way with opiates. In the vast majority of cases, you have to sign a pain management contract. Standard in those contracts is a clause that says if you will not get extra medication...even if your meds are lost or stolen. Chances are, no matter how much he needs them, he won't get more meds until his next monthly refill.
@126 I think that depends on where you live. I've been on Opiates many, many, times and for large lengths of time and have never had to sign any contracts about them. That's including when I was on the really freaking strong stuff. I've even actually had to have them refilled after someone stole a bunch from and not one person has ever said anything about it.
They'll only go through withdrawl symptoms if they have been on them a long enough time and if they are strong enough. OP, you are at fault here. You need to treat these drugs as you would cash. Keep them hidden where none of them can find them. This is one of the reasons why docs are having to put refill restrictions on pain meds. Please for everyone's sake, be responsible :)