Geez...I am willing to bet that you do not suffer from any conditions that cause you chronic, severe pain? Like, oh I don't know, let's say maybe having 8 ruptured discs that all impinge on your spinal cord, but maybe you are too young to have surgery to repair it. Maybe you even have tried all measures like physical therapy, exercise, weight loss, epidural shots, TENS unit, etc?
This is my reality. I recently weaned myself off all narcotic medications, but for years I took morphine and other narcotics daily. I was employed, a mother, a church goer, a functioning member of society.
Without these meds, my quality of life has declined pretty drastically but I needed to take a break for a while. While on these meds, I became used to their effects and developed a tolerance which enabled me to go about my daily business.
Anyway, I am not entirely sure how I feel about the NHRMC issue, but I feel your post is judgmental and short sighted for sure.
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