It is apparent when a chronic pain victim is addicted to opioids. If the drugs make the patient’s life better by controlling his pain, he is a pain patient. If they make his life worse, and use continues, addiction may be suspected. This distinction is not subtle
….but you can walk into virtually any doc, especially a pdoc’s office, complain of “insomnia” and score free samples of Seroquel to: use, abuse or sell.