Just because a person has withdrawal symptoms from narcotic pain meds does not mean they are addicts. Addiction is
abuse. People who use meds as prescribed are physically dependent. That is
a HUGE difference.
As for the patch coming off and other is
sues, much depends on how oily and sweaty the patient's skin is
. There are two types of patches available. One that is
like a gel-filled band-aid, and the other is
like a piece of tape with no gel pouch.