I have a prescription for vicodin. One month I ran low and asked a friend who also has a script for one as my chronic pain was bad. I have been threatened with being sent to the AG... What charges will this be? Is it felony??
It is a federal offense to take other peoples prescriptions/medications. A prescription signed by the doctor and the patient is basically a contract and meant for ONLY the patient and for that patient to take all of his/her medications as described on the bottle/prescription notes. You have to also understand that each medication that is prescribed to the patient is determined by the doctor with a lot of intricate details involved. For instance, the persons height, weight, and other personal history and physical examinations are determined by the doctor to determine which medication would work efficient for the patient so this is dangerous for you to take this. YES it could be a federal offense if you are caught without a written script prescribed by your doctor for this medication. Its a DRUG, so it is looked at as the same as any other drug out there that has sent several to prison.
Just be careful and try to avoid asking anyone for their medication as this is also embarrassing as well. I hope your pain gets managed a lot better and if your doctor feel its important to write a continuos script for you , then they will do so and make sure you don't abuse them because going to jail would be the least of your problems. Trust me , if you maintain your norm than you should be ok, but if you are forming a habit , please stop before its too late. i have seen what it can do to a person. My brother lost his home, wife, kids,and he respected name just to get a bottle of pills that controlled his life. He wanted a high and risking everything was worth it to him until he went to jail and the first two weeks of withdrawals was hell to him but now he's a changed man and im so proud of him. So in closing just be careful. its too pricy dangerous and just isnt worth loosing every thing for . good luck buddy!
It depends on a lot of things. But ultimately you should avoid asking or sharing with ANYONE for controlled substance meds, it can land you in quite a bit of trouble, not only with the law, but with your future ability to obtain those meds from your doctor. If you have a script for the exact meds yourself, you will be facing less trouble, is it your friend that got you into trouble?
I don't want to sound rude or judge you (friendly is right and I must agree) my mom's brother became addicted he would go from the state we live in clear to his hometown of Tennessee he would even pay the pharmacist (he grew up with) extra money and go behind the counter and with a script plus having what he considered an old friend would get the pills, I've wittnessed him paying as much as 100 dollars extra, a $500 check (see he had retired from his own business so money wasn't a problem he took too many one day and his kidneys failed of course he died) also think for a minute it's like living from one prescription to another, that's not controlling your pain it's trying to keep a step ahead I know (and Im not trying to be rude or mean) you think once I get this filled I'll be careful and I won't have this happen next time, but once the script is filled and the pain and withdrawl is under control then you have a sense of relief, it's a cycle I don't believe you are a bad person I think what happened is that it started with taking an extra dose then another and so on, I don't believe you really want to live this way things are just so bad and it;s such a struggle you don't hardly know which way to turn, I know this is the last thing you ever would want to think about, it would be far better to truthfully explain this to your doctor sooner than later, you see right now he would most likely want to help you help yourself but the longer that this goes on he will just look at this and think I could loose my liscense to prescribe narcotic medications to people who are in need, he might even be so tired from an overload of patients until he'd not even feel any empathy for you, and Friendly is right it's not lawful for you to obtain medications prescribed for a relative or friend, by you obtaining a pill not prescribed for you is like waiting for a bomb to go off, lets just say you had some sort of reaction and had to be seen in an ER (the last thought on your mind) once laboratory evaluations explained to the physician what was in your blood the next question would be who prescribed those for you? one question leads to another, sadly it is what it is, to tell you anything less would not be being truthful to you and the last thing you need is anything less than honesty, Please do probably what seems to you as utterly unacceptable, pain causes you to need relief and the last thing you want to hear is what I am telling you but if you don't deal with this now it's going to catch you and you will be forced to do whatever is forced for you to have to do! You would never talk about this if you had any other choice, you are desperate you are pleading for help, the only way that you know I just pray that you do maybe the hardest thing possible and be open and honest and that you get help, Please do the right thing and please know that this is a group of caring compassionate people, always here prepared to listen and help in any way possible, I wish you all the most sincere wishes!
- Vicodin Information for Consumers
- Vicodin Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Vicodin (detailed)
Search for questions
Still looking for answers? Try searching for what you seek or ask your own question.
Posted 9 Apr 2012 • 4 answers
Posted 16 Apr 2013 • 1 answer
Posted 14 Jul 2013 • 9 answers
Posted 20 Jan 2015 • 2 answers
Posted 16 Aug 2016 • 2 answers