Most people do not comprehend that there can be 2 sides to medication. Some see taking opiate pain meds as an addiction to get high, just like the drunk drinks to get wasted. And then there are those who take same PRESCRIPTION medication to function due to palliative care chronic pain. They need this medication just to get out of bed every day. Unfortunately, the line between the two sides has blurred and making those who need constant ongoing medication just to have a “life” is getting very difficult. Especially for cancer patients. Imagine stating to someone “well we don’t want you getting addicted”, when they only have months to live. Now they think anyone who takes opiates is a drug addict.