Too many people are addicted to medication and the epidemic starts with their doctor. I have a friend who is a figure skater. A serious landing on her tailbone when she was 16 caused her chronic pain. She felt the pain was a fact of life and had already adjusted to the idea of having it forever. At a particular physical her doctor prescribed her, not one, but FOUR different pain pills and muscle relaxers. I was so proud of her because she refused them. Her mentality was the meds would not fix anything, they would just mask her pain. So instead of the pain she was already accepting as a part of her life he was going to give her a life of addiction. We have seen too many friends take the easy way out only to find themselves damaged in the long run. Too many doctors are too willing to prescribe drugs Willy Nilly and that is the base of a huge epidemic.