I have an e-buddy and a friend with pain problems. Conversation with them and media coverage of Rush Limbaugh and others lead me to this conclusion.
Our drug laws take away the doctor and client relationship. The doctors put addiction a priority over pain in fear of our drug laws. 92 years of propaganda leads our populace into weird thinking.
Take care of the pain first, then deal with the addiction, if it comes. Nobody should be in pain when there is stuff in Afghanistan that will relieve it. Just one factor where our drug laws are disruptive.