Why would doctors go around prescribing drugs knowing that the drugs they are prescribing are addictive and that their patients will eventually become severely dependent on them? do they do this out of necessity and concern for the patient or out of greed? i aspire to be a physician one day but there are so many things i see doctors are doing these days that i don't like. it's a huge turn off for me in terms of my respect for this profession. am i being over critical or are my feelings justified?