This MIGHT become a larger issue with adults. My fiancee’s late ex-husband was a big time pain pill junky. Apparently there were numerous times where he would go in for surgery and the normal dosage of anesthetic didn’t work to keep him down. He actually woke up in the middle of a procedure begging for more anesthetic, and when they were bringing him out of it in post-op, he actually fought to stay under “for the high.”
For those of us under a rock, apparently the recreational use of pain medication is a burgeoning industry with meds like Vicodin and Percocet fetching anywhere from $50 - $200 A PILL on the streets.
My own brother, three years my junior, is an on-again-off-again pill user, and he’s thrice stolen from our mother for drug money and pawned most of his valuables for a fix. This article may be dealing with a child, but the dumbed down, doped up masses are crying for more fixes with Obama prescribing “a pill for all that ails you!”
I believe you, but I personally don't see the appeal. I have some Vicodin that I have on hand for occasional severe GI pain. It works, but I don't think I could get addicted to it--the side effects are too unpleasant. The stuff makes me itch like crazy and feel like a zombie, so I don't take anymore than I absolutely have to. The doctor says the itching is not an allegeric reaction in my case, just a fairly common side effect of the drug. Percocet does the same thing to me, but worse.