Quote Originally Posted by CraigP View Post
if you're living with chronic pain and you need a narcotic to keep it in check then you should just learn to forgive yourself for needing the medication. The physical dependence is just a natural thing if you're taking the medication… Even strictly as prescribed. Try not to beat up on yourself. You're doing what you need to do to live a quasi-pain-free life.
Yes BUT, when you take it even though you do not have pain that day you know you are not in control. Most of us have enough things already we cannot control. If poster says boredom is a reason to like the stuff- dayam. This is a statement of life problem, not just addiction problem.

These are the folks who create the addiction "epidemic" and make it very tough for those who can control their pain no other way.