I was once on a prescribed “pain killer”, and I understood at that very moment why people get so addicted to it.
I felt as if cushioned by a cloud from all things life!
Nothing bothered me; not even the things that usually irritate me (other people); so yes, the pain was gone/subdued, and I suddenly found myself enjoying the company of “other people”, but it was that sense of floating above it all that I really liked.
Luckily enough, my doctor would not give in, and I couldn’t get my hands on more……….
These meds are now more strictly regulated, and that is a very good thing; because the truth is that it can happen to anyone, addiction to opioids!