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Pain Pills from the street?

I am pretty experienced working in social services and the helping professions and I had no idea that getting pain pills to support a habit from the street was possible or easy. But after reading some posts, there are quite a few out there that would resort to the street access after their prescribed meds ran out early. I feel so naive. Is it really that easy to have a regular supplier of pain meds just like any other illegal drugs? I wonder how these suppliers get there supply to sell?

Anyone know? Just curious, not looking for another source or anything. Its just pain meds are becoming such a problem I am curious to know if it works like any other drug, like H or pot, meth, coke, etc.
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424675_tn?1260544950
not sure but im guessing some people get them from dr's who dont really need them and then sell them???  Maybe people steal them then sell them too??? I've been curious about that too ~ Ive run out early before but I have no connections to buy any more, so I have to just suffer it out til I get my next script.
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306455_tn?1288865671
Yes, they are pretty easy to come by. How? Someone gets a script for pain, but they don't use them, they make money off them. Or someone has leftovers after surgery. I would bet if you checked all the houses on just 1 regular american block, you would find at least every other house has pain meds in it.
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306867_tn?1299253309
Yep and doctors are getting very wise to it .  Giving patients drug tests to make sure they are taking the drugs and not selling them. In Fl  many of the elderly get pain meds and alot of the old timers don't believe in taking them.  So their kids sell them.  
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PS  I never sold my mothers pills but I did eat alot of them.
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442042_tn?1205711294
after my script for my elbow surgery ran out i found a lady my friend worked with who has MS and says the OC they subscriber her does nothing so she gets about 420 a month and sells every one for $10 bucks a pop (20mg).
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Avatar_f_tn
Two words....Pain Clinics
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424675_tn?1260544950
LMAO!!  Me too!!!
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OMG.........me three!!!! I ate a lot of them & believe me you couldn't have bought'em from me for a zillion dollars!
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Avatar_m_tn
In South Florida, there are hundreds of pain clinics. They advertise in the newspaper.
All you need is a bit more than an ingrown hair on your *** to get pills. Here are the requirements.If you have an x-ray of a broken bone (it could be 10 years old). You get 150 loratabs a month. No questions asked. If you have an MRI of a herniated disc or something similar (it could be 20 years old) You get 90 30mg oxy's a month. No questions asked. If you don't have these, not to worry. They have the MRI machine right there. They take an MRI and point at something. Then they give you the amount of pills that the law allows. The reason they get away with it is. Sometime in the 90's, Congress
passed a law, that allows all persons in pain, to receive treatment. So, in the great American Way. People found a way to make money. These clinics have Doctors who can't get a job anywhere else. They only take cash. No insurance, no checks, no credit cards. And you don't have to worry about getting addicted. The methadone and sub doctor is right next door. Every once in a while, they bust one of these clinics when someone dies. But there are hundreds of them. I would think they would have changed the law by now, but I guess it will take more deaths before they do anything about it.
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I was able to pick up phone and get 300-400 delivered to me within 3 hours by a FRIEND,was just told they came from a hospital thats all I asked Vics @6 dollars each .Endless supply PS that guy is missing my dollars
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Obviously, that's illegal, yes?  I wonder what the fine or punishment would be for that offense.  Wow - $4200.00 a month for selling one prescription.  Incredible.  I get my Norcos (120 per month) for five bucks.  So, let's see that could be  $1200.00 - $5.00 =  $1195.00.
That would pay the rent and then some!!  Just kiddin'!!!
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Sure, you can get them from the street. But it is pain in the arse. And the people are sketchy at best. I actually think the whole doctor/pharma/cop connection is fairly effective at combatting abuse. At least a lot more effective than the battle against "recreational drugs."
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390416_tn?1275188687
I know many have also ordered them off of the internet.
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Avatar_f_tn
I'm not a fan of pain pills (sensitive stomach), but I know that they're no more than a phone call or two away... The (black) market is absolutely saturated with hydrocodone and oxycodone.
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i live in an extremely small town, if you blink while passing through, you would miss it. but when i was still in full blown addiction, i had 9 different suppliers i could call...all friends, well used to be friends...it is of epedemic proportions where i live... they are everywhere...and it is the same in the surrounding communities...whatever they think they are doing to combat this...ISNT WORKING one bit....and i doubt it is really much different anywhere else.... people just dont "SEE" this kind of addiction as blatantly as say heroin or meth addiction, it is easier to hide...for a while anyway.
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442042_tn?1205711294
oh very illegal indeed.  im sure she would do some hard time.  
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Avatar_m_tn
wait2long, it is an epedemic everywhere,and instead of helping, our government turns their heads. our "war on drugs" that started in the 80's , is just a joke. it locks up users, dealers , and everyone involved. but instead of lockin everyone up, maybe they need to take their war to the next level. more rehabs, free drug counselors, and more job teaching and placement programs. maybe i should just go talk to a wall, because the sad fact is that our government isnt helping with its war on drugs, but they wont change as long as the revenue is there...
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i couldnt agree more...
you hit the nail on the head with that one!!!
the "war on drugs" is useless and a waste of taxpayers money and time...they may as well just turn their backs and pretend it doesnt exist...

"JUST SAY NO!"     what a crock!!!  and how much $$ was wasted on that slogan...LOL!
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401095_tn?1351395370
Both of my street suppliers sold their pills and did not take them...they would save a couple to take before the next appt...really low lifes...both of them...but i guess they were just a bit smarter than me! LOL (:  not funny   COL! ):
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Well for me there are 14 ppl in my fam (that I know of) that are on pain meds. Also have 7 friends also. They all sell or "trade" meds. It is so easy to get them.
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I am in California and I have legit pain issues and only got mine from my doctor.  I wouldn't even know how to find someone dealing pills.  Illicit drugs, now thats a different story.  Well, I guess If I was in Hollywood, but it seems really prevalent in large states with really small towns.  Did I just say that????

Nauty.............
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Here in Texas, pain clinics are a huge problem.  In Houston alone there are probably close to 50 of these clinics, maybe even more.  The doctors that run them take cash only.  You go in and tell them about your "pain", and they automatically write you a scrip for 120 10mg hydrocodone, 100 soma, and 50 Xanax.  An enterprising person who gets up early in the day can probably visit 3 or 4 of these clinics in one day, get the prescriptions, go to 3 or 4 different pharmacies to get them filled, and go back home to start selling what they hauled home with them.  Around here, 10mg hydro goes for $5 a pill on the street, so you figure if someone went to four of these clinics in a day, paid $25. for each visit, they spent $100 and got prescriptions for 480 hydrocodones that they then sell for $5 each.  480 times $5 is $2,400.  Pretty lucrative way to earn a living if you're someone who doesn't mind preying on someone else's misery.  The Somas they sell for $3 each.  So there's another $1,200 made selling Soma.  Not a bad return on a $100 investment.  Every so often one of the clinics gets caught and gets shut down, but they find a way to go back to work ASAP.  They did a story about this on the news one night.  They went with a hidden camera into one of these clinics, while the reporter posed as someone who was "in pain" and was "examined" by the doctor.  No examination took place.  The doctor never once touched the patient.  She asked a few questions, made a few notes, and then got out her prescription pad.  The doctor, a female, was handing out prescriptions with a male doctor's name on them.  When the reporter noticed this after leaving the examination room, they went back to the receptionist's window and asked who the male doctor was that had allegedly written the prescription, because the doctor they had seen was a female.  The receptionist simply slid the window closed and turned out all the lights in the office.  They were never able to get in touch with the doctor again.  The next day the storefront doctor's office was empty.  I guess she pulled up stakes during the night and moved to a different part of the city.  As I sat watching the story on the news I couldn't believe what I was hearing, from the way people actually use this as a way to make a living (both the bogus "doctors" AND the drug pushers) to the fact that most major cities are just stupid with these "clinics", all you have to know is where to look for them.  

Ghilly
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Avatar_m_tn
these pain clinic are the ones that are dumping most of this poison on the street... people go just to get scripts to SELL... these duragesic patches can bring 100.00-200.00 each on the street as thet last 3 days..
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OMG!!! That's outrageous!!!!  I've never bought my pills off the streets...it was a pride thing for me....I was tempted, but after paying $2.00 for 30 pills or whatever I couldn't fathom paying $6 for each-that's insane!!!!!!
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