By Mike Marshall
Seeley Lake, Mont. 

Opioids – Paying the price for the minority who abuse


April 18, 2019

Several years ago I was involved in a severe single-car auto accident when a left front tire blew out on a country road. I was intentionally placed in a coma for a few months as my body worked to recover from multiple spinal fractures and other broken bones. My doctors treated me with opioids. Upon release from the hospital, I continued to control serious pain with Oxycodone daily for a few years. I never developed a high from the drug and no addiction. When I no longer needed it, I simply stopped taking it.

Fast forward to today. Because a small minority of people cannot handle the drug wi...

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