No one decides to get addicted to prescription pain pills. Alienating family
and friends, failing at work, and launching a small-time criminal career aren't
what anyone plans on when they swallow their first Vicodin.
One in five Americans report misusing a prescription drug at least once in
their lifetime, but the overwhelming majority put the pills away with no
lasting harm. So how does prescription painkiller abuse progress to full-blown
"It's clear that some people have...