One of the unfortunate addictions that can exist out on the market is one to prescription pain killers. Given that these prescriptions are given with a doctor, you would assume that you would think that there would no harm. Yet, they have caused many people to spiral down a path of addiction and perhaps towards stronger, more deadly substances. What is it that make prescription pain killers so addicting?
The big problem with all drugs is not the use of something rather than the abuse of something. There are people who if they understand the risks and understand that there can be too much of a good thing, can take pain killers as needed when the pain becomes way too much to bear. It gets to them through some horrific injuries but they know when to fold.
Then there are those people, who get that painkillers will seem to make their lives a little bit easier. So they perhaps decide that they could get through this particular pain, but they choose not to. So they go right to the doctor and see what they go do for another prescription. Eventually, you will build up a tolerance to such things if you start using them far too often for your own good. Then the real problems start.
It is rather too easy to cast blame on the doctors that prescribe the pain killers. Granted one could argue that they are being a bit dishonest with the potential affects of prescription pain killer abuse and obviously one might argue there is a motivator due to some kind of greed. Sometimes, people do get a few more prescriptions in too short of a time, if they have the funds. A doctor may get in trouble for this but obviously some of them think they will not get caught.
Until the point where a famous person dies from an overdose, these doctors will fly under the radar. Joe Nobody on the street, no one cares. The latest train wreck of celebrity sadly perishing in a tragic combination of too many drugs, people start asking the wrong questions and all accusing eyes fly right to the doctor.
There are choices that you make. No one is putting a gun to the head and forcing you to use pain pills. They do have their uses, in moderation. Sadly, the point is that a lot of people who get addicted to painkillers likely would have been at risk of getting addicted to something. It is much like why an alcoholic cannot just have one drink and be fine. They don't function in that manner.
Some people have addictive personalities and they run the risk of tapping into an addiction. If it is not pain pills, it would be something else. It is unfortunate but anything that can be used to help a person can be abused for harm. That is the two sided coin that is health and drugs.