A Case of Being Desperate or Stupid?

@Jshean20 (14359)
Canada
January 4, 2007 10:38pm CST
I read an article today which explains how a woman faces over two dozen charges related to her fraudulant attempts to get painkiller pills..by using her dogs (Zack) name! According to the article, this girl was a veterinary technician who had tried many times to call in perscriptions under their ID number..using her dogs name! You can read the article at the source below if you wish: Source: http://www.davesdaily.com/out.php?id=23324&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwcbstv.com%2Fwatercooler%2Flocal_story_003082101.html Have you ever heard of someone taking such desperate measures to get pills? What measures did they take? What do you think her punishment should be? Is it a case of stupidity or being desperate?
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@lauriefnp (5112)
• United States
5 Jan 07
It's definitely a case of desperation- an addict needs those pills, at whatever cost. We've had patients from our clinic attempt to call pharmacies and say that they were me, calling in pain pills. Of course all of the local pharmacies know my voice, and they also know that I don't do pain pills over the phone- written script only! A friend's brother just got fired from his job as a dental hygienist for calling in pain pills for himself. The abuse of prescription medications is really becoming a huge problem, especially among the young adults.
@Jshean20 (14359)
• Canada
5 Jan 07
I wasn't aware..thank you
• Canada
5 Jan 07
I recently read an article on Gather about teen-proofing your medicine cabinet.
@lizabeth (666)
• United States
5 Jan 07
An addict doesn't really think about the outcome of what they are doing. All they can think about is getting their next fix. I have seen an addict go to desperate measures to get what they want. They lie and even though it sounds like a stupid lie they convince theirselves that it sounds believeable. It is sad to see this behavior and addictions people have.
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
5 Jan 07
nothing can really suprised me on this world...just feel so sorry for her because she has addiction problem and needs intensive treatment.
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• Canada
5 Jan 07
I wonder how and why people get hooked on things in the first place.
@Jshean20 (14359)
• Canada
5 Jan 07
people get hooked for a variety of different reasons including emotional problems like anxiety.
• United States
5 Jan 07
Definitely desperate. Addicts resort to anything, anywhere, any way to get a fix. That's the problem of being an addict. It's really sad.
@Jshean20 (14359)
• Canada
5 Jan 07
thank you
@ash6666 (819)
• India
6 Jan 07
I am sorry dear.I even could nt figure out what to say.Its the one who suffers knows the pain not the one who watches.so she might have her own some different reason.
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@luvgold (264)
• Indonesia
6 Jan 07
I can;t open your url,so i dunno what happened in there
@scorpius (1792)
• India
5 Jan 07
it sure seems to be a case of both.i frankly think that the woman in question should be forced to go into rehab right away.that said most of these habits are mainly addictions and can be overcome. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Addiction http://www.well.com/~woa/ http://www.addictionsearch.com/index.php
@Jshean20 (14359)
• Canada
7 Jan 07
thank you
• Canada
5 Jan 07
That's really scary!
@Jshean20 (14359)
• Canada
5 Jan 07
thanks
@Lydia1901 (16353)
• United States
8 Jan 07
I think she's both stupid and was desparte. I'm glad she got caught though because I think it's wrong to use her dog that way.
@mbs730 (2151)
• Canada
5 Jan 07
Wow that is desperate and she obviously is severely addicted to these pills what a shame. I have been desperate in other ways but not like that. When I was that badly desperate with some other things, I was in a very bad state of mind as well.
@shywolf (4519)
• United States
5 Jan 07
Wow. it sounds to me like she is addicted to painkillers and is desperate to get ahold of them. It is crazy the lenghts that people will go to when they are under the thrall of an addiction. This was a very interesting news story, and I will be taking a link at the look that you posted and looking into this further! ^_^
• United States
5 Jan 07
a family friend's father broke her arm once so that the doctor would give her painkiller prescription adnd her father took thepills... he went to jail for 5 years. i think this women should be sent to rehab
• India
5 Jan 07
i really like your topic well i think it is desperate thanx for such a topic
@vikceo (1301)
• India
5 Jan 07
yes it is really a big stupidity. however this kind of cases does not happen to much in india.. but i beleive that people do it un-necessary and sometimes breaks serious laws. these people must be punished.