I think this post downplays the legitimate concerns associated with the explosion in prescription opiate misuse.
In a post last week, I said this about prescription opiates:
… they’re the fastest growing segment of the drug problem in the states. And, they’re currently associated with high rates of OD. And, it’s increasingly associated with crime. And, they’ve surpassed marijuana as the drug most often used by someone trying drugs for the first time. And, they’ve become a significant problem with teens.
It’s also the fastest growing segment of treatment admissions.
However, it does a good job challenging the myth that addiction is something that one catches. (Though new understandings of early exposure and brain plasticity do raise concerns about early use leading to addiction.)