“Opioid based painkillers replace one type of pain with another. No thanks; Ive seen the damage done, and Ill have no part of that.”
Easy to say, until you find yourself thrashing about, out of control, with pain that only opiates can control.
Been there, experienced it. In my case, surgery relieved the pain but without the opiate based pain killer, I was unable to hold still for the CAT scan which I knew was essential prior to any operation.
SOmetimes, will alone can’t overcome pain.
As for addiction, remove the government and most of those issues go away.
Just removing the War on Drugs and the militarized Geheimness StaatPoleitzi we know as SWAT teams would be worth any number of addicts killing themselves with open market drugs.
Cheap drugs remove the major reason that druggies commit crimes - that reason being crime is presently their only way to finance their addiction.
Decriminalize drugs, remove criminals largest motive to commit crimes
Their life is their business. Don’t “protect” them by infringing my rights!
Druggie deaths is never a valid reason to infringe the rights of American citizens.