I know exactly why I became addicted to pain pills and then heroin. I'm in so much pain right now I could scream. The pain runs from my back all the way down my leg to my ankle. It will subside in an hour or two. It's all I can do not go in the kitchen and take both bottles of methadone. I won't. I haven't so far, why would I now? I'm getting older and as I age this pain will only get worse. I have no idea how to live like this. I've already been living in chronic pain for 13 years. I guess I have to remember that eventually it passes. While it happens I don't feel like I can take it anymore. It will come back later today when I clean the bathroom. I know why I became addicted to pills. This is the time of day I would eat a bunch of them to stop the pain.