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Everyone needs to read this short letter to the Editor, regardless of personal feelings...

“Does ‘dependence’ on opioids constitute a distinct clinical state?”

My thoughts and explanations are in this thread👇, please read & RT to help 🛑 this new HARM!…
Hopefully every1 will put personal opinions aside & recognize this attempt by PROP for what it is, designed to give them tool they need to FORCE each off our effective LTOT & onto Suboxone.

If we can’t work 2gether 4 this & support pros willing to fight w/us, our fight is over.
PROP & their cronies have been quietly pushing for a new diagnostic category.

This would mean if your Dr decides to stop or #ForceTaper your meds and you have fear or even more pain then your ONLY suitable treatment option left is Suboxone.

THEN this actual dX stays with you.
This whole push is based on the FALSE idea our pain is all in our head or even if it’s real our brains can control it well enough to just get over it.

That our pain can not be from an actual condition or injury, our brains have the problem & opioids are causing or adding to it.
The zealots lies are beginning to fall apart & the world is starting to realize this.

Each new study, even their own, either proves this is harming us or exposes desperation to make the science fit their years of claims.

They are failing & need this to stay #relevant.
#CancelCulture means once we expose their blatant #discrimination against disabled, promises they failed to keep to policy makers (we are all faking & could return to work if they took our meds), #BadScience, & extremely profitable ‘opioid expert #scheme’ they will be CANCELLED!
Their plan:

PROP et al are glossing over the fact the DSM separates those of us who only have physical withdrawal & tolerance from even decades of taking opioid pain meds from those w/ addiction.

They NEED us to fit in a category deemed problematic, yet no research supports it!
Our plan, as I see it...

This should become a top focus for our community.

Most state legislatures are done for 2020 or focusing on COVID so we take the time to #ScreamLouder TOGETHER.

So much attention is rightfully on #COVID19 that PROP could actually slide this through.
We need to seriously consider this a threat.

Who cares if so and so supports UAs or psych or whatever else, we won’t have to worry about it OR our meds if this happens anyway.

They know our community is disjointed, & they are taking advantage of this & laughing RIGHT NOW.
Maybe this is when #MedTwitter will jump in and support us?

Maybe the @AmerMedicalAssn will work WITH us to stop this?

Will #PsychTwitter take a stand against fringes of their profession?

We do not need more #labels with LESS treatment options!

THIS is “the hill to fight for”
If someone has new ideas, lets hear them & make a plan.

The #C50 finally being in a place to be heard by those who CAN stop this & PROPs next ploy means we have the window of opportunity we have all been begging for.

Let’s make it count.

We have federal 👀 &👂s, thoughts?

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