As for what is wrong with the system. Its not about putting criminals away. Its about winning as many cases as a prosecutor can, so one can to climb the ladder. It is only about power, because the only power the government has is to make its citizens criminals. More criminals means more cops, prosecutors, judges, jails, guards, and taxes; which are increased by the same politicians that claim their getting the drug dealers off the streets. The war on drugs is a failure just like the social security system; the problem is there is too much power and money in both to have an honest debate about changing them.
Right on every point.
How did I deal with the pain in the mean-time? Well, I had my own special cocktail that helped just enough that I could get through the day. One shot of Nyquil, 800mg of Motrin, two or three sleeping pills and a shot of vodka along with ice packs. It's a wonder that I didn't kill myself.
My mother appears to have the same problem that I do. What sucks is that *her* cocktail was heavy in Tylenol and she new has a fried liver.
I wonder how many people die from over the counter OD's. How many people die because they can't get safe, effective pain relief?