Dr. Litrell, Have you ever experienced severe debilitating pain? Pain so bad you curl up in a ball and beg God to take you?! DOUBTFUL. I don’t expect anything less from addiction specialists such as yourself who make it sound so easy, Opiod therapy is the LAST RESORT for nearly all chronic pain pts, such as myself. Opiods finally gave me a QUALITY OF LIFE (when I was on the right dose) Not anymore though. Im left bedridden, in agony, as my meds gave been reduced more than half, This is sheer torture. It is INHUMANE AND BARBARIC to allow the chronically ill to suffer.! So you are saying only those on their deathbeds should have access to pain relief!? Do you even realize that many pain pts are on their deathbeds!? We are at war with our own bodies everyday, Everyday another piece of me dies as I watch the workd go on without me. If it weren’t for my kids Id be another statistic, . Im lucky to get two hours of sleep at night , I open my eyes filled with tears from the pain. only to start the hell all over again. This is wrong! And it is also GENOCIDE!