He also contends that if someone, like yourself, is only taking
post-surgical pain, if they STOP taking
them when the pain is resolved from surgery, then they will not become addicted or have the desire to continue taking them, but get back to their life. Interestingly enough, when I reflected back on my own stupidity, that held true for me. It was a choice on my part to use my medication, "recreationally," that let to being physically addicted.