I often refuse to take prescription medications even if the doctor believes they will help me. I have several times been prescribed anti-depressants and after my first pregnancy and a couple of miscarriages I was also prescribed pain medications. I am often hesitant about anti-depressants because I've seen what the various forms of ant-depressants has done to my father. I have this fear of becoming dependent on prescription meds to the point where I can't function with or without them. Is this normal or even safe? Should I trust prescription meds and trust my own self-control that I won't become dependent on them? Are prescription meds easy to become addicted to? Thank you!