We have been using opiutes since the 1800' s. What conserns me is the dependance your body needs over a short amount of time. Then after you are addicted,when you quit the withdraw is misery and sheer agony. I believe opiutes are the worst drug to withdraw from, even harder than street drugs I'm told. Is there other pain medicines that will take away moderate pain that is not an opiute? And I wonder why Dr.'s give them out like candy?