i'm sure this has been posted before and if it hasnt, i'd be shocked! such a good read!!
this is the link:
advice from an er doctor to drug seekers
date: 2007-03-27, 9:56am pdt
ok, i am not going to lecture you about the dangers of narcotic pain medicines. we both know how addictive they are: you because you know how it feels when you don't have your vicodin, me because i've seen many many many people just like you. however, there are a few things i can tell you that would make us both much happier. by following a few simple rules our little clinical transaction can go more smoothly and we'll both be happier because you get out of the er quicker.
the first rule is be nice to the nurses. they are underpaid, overworked, and have a lot more influence over your stay in the er than you think. when you are tempted to treat them like **** because they are not the ones who write the rx, remember: i might write for you to get a shot of 2mg of dilaudid, but your behavior toward the nurses determines what percent of that dilaudid is squirted onto the floor before you get your shot.............
your friendly neighborhood er doctor
for the full "letter" http://www.craigslist.org/about/best/sfo/301345524.ht