Addictions plague our world and I would venture to say that all of us have some type of addiction (e.g., alcohol, cocaine, nicotine) or engages in an activity (e.g., gambling, sex, porn, shopping) No one starts out saying I'm going to get addicted today. In most cases it just creeps in but in the case of these pain killers it's over the top. Christy is right if it can happen to his friend it can happen to just about anyone. I grew up in an area of Baltimore where I seen the effects of heron. My friend in the 6th grade died from a heron overdose and that seriously opened my eyes. I knew better then to ever touch that stuff but when a doctor prescribes a drug that blind sides a person it's criminal.