No! Effective pain management allows people to be relieved of pain using different therapies so that they don't rely solely on narcotic pain killers. The incidence of addiction to narcotic or morphine- like medications is about 3-5%. In people who use these medications for the treatment of chronic pain, the rate is about 1-3%. So, although the risk of addiction is present, it is a relatively low risk and for people who are suffering, the benefits greatly outweigh the risks. It is very important, though, that such medications be used under the direction of an experienced doctor who is able to identify and treat any problems. It is extremely important to realize; however, that prescription pain killer abuse is now the #1 type of abused substance surpassing marijuana. It is your responsibility to ensure that your medication isn't taken by anyone else but you.