Nobody likes pain, including me. I used to suffer from pancreatitis which is supposed to top the pain charts, but it only lasted for a day or two. Fortunately, lifestyle adjustments have fixed the problem. I really sympathize with folks who suffer from chronic and lasting pain. But in reality, much of the opioid problem comes down to people with emotional issues, a problematic future with no jobs, and just a bleak future in a depressed area. The oxycodone manufacturer (there are other drugs, but oxycodone seems most numerous) doesn’t know — or probably even care —who the end-use recipient is. It could equally be a terminal cancer patient or a despondent unemployed worker.