It is so easy to get hooked onto pain killers because they take the pain away and they also make you forget about how you got the pain in the first place. Morphine and Oxytocin in hospital is given to relieve pain and make the doctors jobs easier because you are silent. Once you get out of the hospital you are issued with a few more pain killers but just enough to avoid you getting hooked. The problem is that once you are out of the hospital and you are home alone trying to help yourself, the pain seems more and more strenuous on your body and you end up finishing the heavy pain meds that were given to you and you know that you cant get more but you do go out to find something else. Because you are so weak, whatever you get kicks in and makes you feel relaxed and numb but after a few days your body is immune. This is the time where we have a choice! The choice to get more meds in some way or to let go of the pain and try to build ourselves up again by getting stronger physically, mentally and health is on the horizon. How many people do get to make the right decision? Not as many as we would like to think but there is a way to kick the pills before they kick you to the curb... It is a mind set; you need to tell yourself that whatever happened to give you the pain is gone and you might not forget it but you can move passed it. Exercise is important and you need to get yourself out of the house and into the sunshine so that you can change your moods. Many find it difficult to kick the pain killers because they don't want to forget the pain and they feel warm in a dark place but there is a life out there and it might not feel like it will be any better for you but it will be because the worst has already happened and it is time now to find a new you and find some light after the dark, because you are worth it!!