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  • Judi Lynn (11574 posts)
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    Mom admits to stealing dying daughter's pain meds

    Mom admits to stealing dying daughter’s pain meds
    Posted: Sep 13, 2018 1:22 PM CDT
    Updated: Sep 13, 2018 1:22 PM CDT
    By The Associated Press

    TROY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri woman has been charged with stealing her terminally ill daughter’s pain medications.

    Forty-six-year-old Carol Ballweg, of Troy, was charged Wednesday with four counts of stealing a controlled substance and two counts of abuse of a vulnerable person.

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  • Jan Boehmermann (5757 posts)
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    1. Disgusting!

    A fucking opioid zombie!  

    • no-the-other-left (145 posts)
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      4. While Big Pharma and our elected reps make deposits to their off-shore accounts

      What is disgusting is the greed that allowed this country to become saturated in cheap synthetic opioids

      no-the-other-left
      • Pacco Fransisco (4787 posts)
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        5. Michael Friedman and Dr. Paul D. Goldenheim …guilty

        over 300 million fine …Purdue owns this …Rudy Giuliani was on the defense team.

        I am L0oniX  Fuck David and his pin head DLC 3rd way herd of goats
        • iggy (2978 posts)
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          19. They're all in the same Lodge as Ghouliani

          Birds of a feather.

          “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.” Joseph Goebbels
      • Jan Boehmermann (5757 posts)
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        12. While the drug companies that pumped out the opioids are to blame too…..

        … nobody forced most of these junkies to gobble down the stuff.

        Those who got hooked after an injury or other severe pain are only a small minority of the addicts.  My heart goes out to them.  Those who got addicted by risky behavior (like the trashy b***h in the article), are loathsome!

  • Half Century Man (1627 posts)

    2. abuse of a vulnerable person

    By another vulnerable person.

    Who arguably have both been abused by their society.

  • iggy (2978 posts)
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    6. What a scumbag

    I have a brother who is the same way. When my father was dying of lung cancer, he refused palliative care. He didn’t want to get addicted and was against drugs. Go figure. That didn’t stop my little brother from stealing his Fentanyl patches and using them himself. Fucking scumbag.

    “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.” Joseph Goebbels
    • no-the-other-left (145 posts)
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      7. Iggy, I also have loved ones with addiction problems

      and know that dealing with addiction behavior is never fun.

      You may find some understanding in Gabor Mate’s book “In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts” which explains the neuroscience of brain-level forces that drive addiction.

      It seems clear that the woman pictured above is broken beyond words. I assume your brother is, as well.

      no-the-other-left
      • iggy (2978 posts)
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        9. He's not going to change

        I may use pejoratives, he is still my brother, and I do treat him in an accepting way. I just wish he didn’t manipulate my mother to get his way.

        “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.” Joseph Goebbels
        • no-the-other-left (145 posts)
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          14. You are probably right that your bro will never change

          Addiction is a nightmare for everyone involved, particularly for those of us who love the addict.

          Robert Redford’s sensitive film A River Runs Through It chronicals this very thing, a family watches helplessly from the sidelines while their alcoholic son/brother self-destructs.

          Regarding In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts, Mate’s book might be more about seeking information and understanding for your own self-preservation.

          Yuo might also be better prepared to help your mother navigate your brother’s manipulation in a healthier way.

          Good luck to you!

          no-the-other-left
          • iggy (2978 posts)
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            16. Thank You

            I seldom see him. I finally moved away, and until recently, was estranged from my family. I just couldn’t deal with the poisonous atmosphere there.

            “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.” Joseph Goebbels
    • Cleita (3362 posts)

      8. What is it about those with terminal cancer refusing pain medication?

      My mother on her death bed refused morphine because she didn’t want to become an addict. No amount of pleading and logic on my part changed her mind. I couldn’t convince her that it didn’t matter at the stage of her disease if she became an addict. Maybe they think a cure is going to arrive at the last minute.

      • iggy (2978 posts)
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        10. I can't understand it either

        Are they so brainwashed that they will spend their eternity in Hell as a result?

        “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.” Joseph Goebbels
        • Cleita (3362 posts)

          11. That could be it too.

          It was sad seeing her in so much pain.

        • LiberalElite (7242 posts)
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          13. A good friend had serious back pain and

          was prescribed oxycodone. She took it but not as much as needed because she was concerned about becoming an addict.She was a churchgoer but not a fanatic. IMO she didn’t understand how addiction works. I couldn’t change her mind either.

          I feel much better since I've given up hope
          • iggy (2978 posts)
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            15. Oxys are sneaky

            I recently had a Stroke and was in a Coma for several Days. In all, I spent 14 Days in Intensive care. By the time I was discharged, I was thoroughly addicted to Oxycontin and Fentanyl. I felt normal, until I decided to go cold turkey. It was worse than the Stroke. I wanted to let-go many times. It took me over a Month to get over it. I can understand why so many people get addicted and can’t shake it.

            “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.” Joseph Goebbels
            • LiberalElite (7242 posts)
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              17. I had a stroke too in 2008 but

              I wasn’t discharged with any prescriptions besides a statin.  Yours was more severe than mine, which could have been worse (brainstem) but I got off relatively easy with just some dead nerves on one side.

              I feel much better since I've given up hope
              • iggy (2978 posts)
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                18. I was lucky too

                Except for mild short-term memory issues and a slight gait problem, I walked away OK. Glad you came out well.

                “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.” Joseph Goebbels