You, quite obviously, are not a person that suffers from intractable pain. Do you know how many other options were tried before a person had to resort to opiate use? No you do not! Tell me one thing. What BETTER option is available to pain sufferers? Nothing! Nothing they haven’t already tried! When they come up with a better option, then perhaps we can talk about the discontinued use of opiates. My pain issues are well documented and I don’t find it necessary to justify myself to you. But I am on a minimal amount of pain medication for the last 3 years. I am not addicted but I am dependent due to my pain issues. I have almost no quality of life now and what do you propose the alternative to opiate use is? You don’t have an answer! People much more intelligent and qualified than you don’t have an answer either! Until someone comes up with an answer, allowing people to suffer, including those WITH cancer, is not humane! Furthermore I don’t have a problem with urine tests, counting my pills, doctor appointments every 3 months or any other hoops they want me to jump through because I do everything right! And still I’m threatened with having what little medication and relief I find in life taken away, because someone else isn’t doing it right! Does THAT make sense?