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Drug sentence delayed; woman arrested on a warrant out of Ky.

April 6, 2013

The sentencing hearing for a Newport Township woman charged with using deception to obtain prescription painkillers was postponed until later this month after her attorney motioned for a continuatio......

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Apr-09-13 10:01 AM

WandyisCool, I stand corrected, my information was apparently out dated. Tramadol was considered non addicting when it was released and now it is considered to have addicting properties.

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Apr-07-13 9:22 AM

She's pretty. Let her go immediately!

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Apr-06-13 5:49 PM

Just an FYI and Wandy, I stand corrected.

Tramadol addiction is very different than dependency. Some of the signs of this would include:

Using the medication in a manner not prescribed Taking more of the medication than prescribed Reporting lost medication in order to obtain more Asking for refills long before refills would be due Using several doctors and pharmacies to get more tramadol Stealing the drug or asking others who take the drug for a few pills Thinking about or obsessing over when the next dose can be obtained or taken

Those suffering from tramadol addiction are also likely to experience withdrawal if they cannot get the medication.

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Apr-06-13 12:35 PM

Tessie-What is the difference between a habit and an addiction?

Addiction - there is a psychological/physical component; the person is unable to control the aspects of the addiction without help because of the mental or physical conditions involved. Habit - it is done by choice. The person with the habit can choose to stop, and will subsequently stop successfully if they want to. The psychological/physical component is not an issue as it is with an addiction. Tessie- It is a fact that a person can go through withdraw, from Tramadol. Hence the physical component and psychologically they feel they can not do without the medication. I am sure you will disagree with me, but Caspian is not right. When Tramadol was first marketed it was as a non addictive medication. Are you going to tell me that the FDA has never made a mistake with the meds that they have okayed?

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Apr-06-13 12:00 PM

Caspian is correct. Tramodol is a non-narcotic medication that plugs into the same receptors in the brain that opiates do. It can become habit-forming, but it's not considered an addiction type medication. Just an FYI, aspirin can become habit-forming too, as can anything that makes a person feel better and eliminates pain.

That doesn't excuse her criminal activity though. What she did is illegal.

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Apr-06-13 10:45 AM

do you think she didn't know what she was doing was wrong?

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Apr-06-13 10:34 AM

Caspiansynn- Tell that to this woman... Also take some time and check out what you just stated. The 2010 PDR added several warnings for Ultram,including its habituating tendencies and declared it not to be used for opiate addicts also many states now classify this drug as a schedule IV controlled drug.

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Apr-06-13 9:13 AM

Tramadol is non-addictive that's why it is prescribed to patients with substance abuse issues. She might have an addiction but it certainly isn't Tramadol.

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Apr-06-13 8:28 AM

26 counts in Kentucky. Starting all over in Ohio. Why cut her any slack Judge?

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