Just the idea that doctors get to dictate who is “drug-seeking” and who is actually ill goes to show that doctors don’t actually care about addicts and they just want reasons to not treat people.
And why is it so bad to be drug-seeking anyway? If you’re chronically ill and in pain, chances are you’re going to the doctor because you want some relief, and sometimes that relief can come in the form of drugs. Doctors seem to be so hesitant to prescribe medication until it gets to a medication that they want to push on their patients for whatever reason (more money, probably).
And then when you find a doctor who wants to help you and can do so without prescribing a bunch of medication, insurance doesn’t cover the treatment.
I just want some pain relief so I can sleep better and to be able to get a proper treatment without it costing $4000+ because insurance doesn’t cover effective treatments for things that are quite common.