Do You Still Need That Pill?
Chronic pain sufferers are long-term users of pain relief drugs. They take a pill whenever the discomfort gets too bad. Addicted users do not wait for the pain to occur. They need their fix even when it’s no longer there. Read more at Addictions.com.
While it is quite difficult to judge who is really in need of their painkiller and doctors often have to trust that their patients are telling the truth, there is usually circumstantial evidence that can give away a liar. Such as, a question about the quality of sleep, for example.
Since people who are in pain have difficulty getting a good night’s rest, if somebody has no problems in that area but at the same time claims to be experiencing extreme discomfort, they are probably looking to feed an addiction.