Not all those needing treatment are addicts

Published 10:04 am Thursday, July 2, 2009

I read the article recently about the drug abuse being done by using the ambulance service in this area but should everyone be treated as an addict?

I went to Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital Sunday night and was treated as if I was there to misuse the system, for a drug fix.

I recently had surgery and I am still having complications and was in pain. I was asked whose pain killers have I been taking. I feel that the doctor should have seen that I was not an abuser.

Yes there was medicine in my system but I have been on medicine since April but I am still having problems. I am not looking for a fix.

I do know there is a serious drug problem in this area but not everyone is an addict.

Lettie Aiken

South Point