I think prescription drugs are necessary and good even tho i pretty much hate the pharmaceutical companies. but don't get me started on that.
I heavily medicated myself and i think its been helpful. i'm one of those people who wait till i can't stand it anymore before taking pain meds. Exactly what you aren't supposed to do, but its ingrained in me to try to tough it out.
Drugs solve a lot of problems and sometimes they create more than they solve. i hate anything codeine based...makes me feel disoriented and miserable.