I have a sister in law that seems to be hopelessly addicted to pills. Are all pills the same? I know that some are different then others, but in terms of pill like Oxycontin. The way this pill affects you is probably similar to many other pills that are probably listed in a category. I believe that one is synthetic heroine? If that is true then the effects should be similar to the real stuff and will likely make one "feel good." Other pills like Zanex are used to lift your mood, with a prescription of course. Which doesn't make it good, just legal. Then there are others like Percosets and Dilaudids. I really don't know anything about any of these. I've never used any and I can't really speak on them. I just notice the effects when someone uses them and how it affects their behavior and their lives. It seems to me that some people will use whatever they can get their hands on as long as that drug will have a desired affect. Usually downers and not uppers, unless they need to work. How do you get someone to just be themselves without the drugs?