I have a prescription for Percocet, which I take every day to control my back pain under pain management. I get so many a month, if I run out sooner, its on me. Some pharmacies don't carry my prescription or it takes them a few days to order it.
I can totally see people getting hooked on it, my Rx is fairly strong. If I don't keep a certain level in my system I go into withdrawal. I'm going to have to be eventually weaned off it once my back heals. But I cringe every time I see some legislation to make it harder for doctors to prescribe it. I'm lucky that my PM doctors are good about it. I don't do the piss test and I got in before all that agreement crap came about.
Definitely something has to be done about giving it to people who don't need it. We have had local doctors who were simply selling prescriptions to people.