Really good friends share just about everything -- including, sometimes, their drugs. These days, however, sharing your pain medication or the pills that you managed to buy from a local dealer with a friend can lead to murder charges if that friend happens to overdose.
You may or may not have ever heard the term "doctor shopping." Essentially, it's used to describe the way that some people go from doctor to doctor until they find one that will give them a prescription for the drugs that they're trying to obtain.
It's no secret that America has a drug problem -- and prescription drugs are part of that problem. High-powered painkillers known as opioids, like Oxycontin and Vicodin, have been the root cause of addiction for many people.