I'm the kind of gal that can barely take an excedrin without craving more, (that's an exaggeration, but you get the point). I'm terrified of becoming an addict again. If I'm in severe pain I had rather have the choice. If it doesn't work quite as well, but keeps me from having to worry about becoming addicted again, I'll take it. The way it stands right now I have only 2 choices... Pain or relapse.