E very month I get a new prescription for Adderall and every month I jump through hoops to get the prescription filled. The latest set of hoops was provided by the mom-and-pop pharmacy.
“It’s too expensive to keep it in stock,” Pop said.
He keeps a small quantity on hand, gives me enough for one week, and then orders the remainder required to fill the prescription. Last month he had trouble getting the remainder. Each weekend I went to the pharmacy and each time he gave me a week’s worth of pills. After the third trip in a row, I lost my patience.
“You know I can get heroin a lot easier than this.”
Pop replied, “I know.”
In the past I tried getting the prescription filled at a big chain pharmacy.
“We don’t stock it.”
I knew what was coming next.
“We can order it but it takes up to seven business days to get it.”
I’ve heard this speech before. Sometimes I can wait seven days but, when my backup supply is running low, I can’t wait. Then I have no choice but to use the mom-and-pop pharmacy.
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Heroin is starting to look like a good alternate drug. It’s easy to get on Long Island. No doctor visit required. No health insurance needed. If you got the cash, you can get the heroin. Alcohol is another option. It’s plentiful, legal, and I don’t have to stand in an alleyway to buy it. There is, of course, another solution to the prescription problem.
I’ve fantasized about walking into the pharmacy with a shotgun. I don’t want to hurt or kill anyone. I just want to be put in jail. I would then get a public defender who could legally compel the State to provide me with Adderall.
I wonder if I could get a cell with a view.