With Prince seemingly having died from an overdose of a prescribed medication.. This brings to life a huge problem for everyone, but most people do not understand until it is to late.
Doctors prescribe pain medication, then stop but the patient is already addicted physically. The cheapest alternative is Heroin.
It is up to the patient to be conservative (unless absolutely needed) with the level of physically addictive pain meds even if prescribed. Here is a great article on CNN about this issue.
Kendall Wagner, MFT #31553