Correction or clarification rather. I said it all comes down to pain vs. addiction.......What I meant by addiction is dependence from a pain pt's stance. Do you know the difference? There is a difference. I'm getting "addiction" in the typical sense, from your situation. If someone is in constant pain, and there quality of life
goes down, then no choice needs to be made. If the chronic painer can find an educated phys., pain medication is clearly the route one must take.