Town Drug Problem What Can Be Done?

Knowing this town has such a huge drug problem, someone like me could go to the ER right now and rather than running the proper tests to rule things out the minute they hear of my illness they will just give me a cocktail of Narcotics to numb the pain, dont get me wrong I believe we have some great doctors and nurses not all but we do have some, but the odds are I will just be numbed up and pushed out the door to make room for another patient. (I sometimes wonder how mamy people become addicts because alot of doctors push them into a corner).

I know someone who is so afraid to get addicted that she doesn’t take the meds prescribed and ends up in terrible pain. It makes her feel like people are looking at her thinking she is mentally ill. It’s been a long journey for her trying to get help, I know our healthcare is free and that’s a good thing but sometimes I wish our system was more like the states where your treated as a paying customer and get the service that demands.

Some narcotics work well for short term use if people take them as prescribed. If you take it upon yourself to up your dose you might spend the rest of your days chasing the high. They are never a solution for chronic pain though and unfortunately that’s where a lot of doctors push them. You become physically dependent and are trapped unless you deal with the sometimes excruciating withdrawals…. And heroin is cheaper than pills so once the addicts start running out of money that’s where they end up. It’s sad.

 Although I highly agree with you on much of your comment Ken I dont believe ALL doctors are, yes they get paid more for the medications however there are some doctors that show concern in over use and overly prescribed medications, its very touch and go and depends on the person who takes them as well and how often. But when we are talking long term use which people who suffer chronic pain use there is a horrible risk of severe addiction and also a severw risk that otger health problems get over looked. I can only speak for myself but I would bet you that if I went to the ER right now like I have contemplated for 4 days now I would be given these drugs and sent home because of one of my diagnosis however something could be terribly wrong and we may not know it till its to late



¡Apoya al emprendimiento Chileno y Latinoamericano votando por nosotros y corriendo la voz con tus amigos!

Estamos orgullosos de anunciar que KAPPO ha llegado a la final de una de las competencias mundiales de emprendimiento e innovación más importantes del mundo ( y que representará a toda Latinoamérica en el evento a realizarse del 9 al 11 de diciembre en Paris, Francia.

¿Qué es Kappo? Es una aplicación chilena realizada para smartphones, tiene como fin incentivar el uso de la bicicleta en las ciudades, pero de una manera totalmente inédita: jugando. La única manera de ganar puntos y participar es subiéndose arriba de la bicicleta, lo que además, ayuda a generar útil información para que se desarrolle y planifique mejor la infraestructura que requieren los ciclistas.


Estimada Comunidad,
Lamentamos informar el robo que sufrió está madrugada la Tienda Oh my Bike, ubicada en la comuna de Macul. Esto nos desagrada en demasía considerando que esta tienda nos ha ayudado en algunas Biciclinicas aportando con insumos y conocimiento sin coste para los ciclistas asistentes.

Desde acá les brindamos nuestro apoyo y cooperación para que puedan recuperar las bicicletas y herramientas hurtadas.

En el transcurso del día iremos publicando fotos de lo sustraído, por si alguien puede aportar con datos e información de quien o donde las este(n) reduciendo.


A Sunday of learning and adventure was what was experienced in the Metropolitan Park of Santiago, in the last activity of the year by the School MTB Happyciclistas.
To the citation came the cyclists registered in a timely manner on our website, given that the magnitude of the exercises applied requires concentration and control of the group, not forgetting that the activity is completely FREE for all.

On this occasion "the class" was divided into two groups; The first group was organized with those cyclists who had already attended previous citations and in the second those who for the first time attended more than the others who stayed to improve the established and taught techniques.

They all ended up happy and tired ... with a pending task to replicate the good practices of what they learned and to return to the next class of the MTB School Happy Cyclists.