One of the consequence of a doctor treating patients for pain with opioids is addiction. It’s unfortunate, but it does happen occasionally. Occasionally, also, deaths occur when patients take the medicine in a way that was not prescribed. For example, if a patient swallows a bottle full of pills with other medicines or alcohol, bad things happen. You can’t blame the doctor for people’s stupidity. People are dumb enough to do things that are improper bad things can potentially happen to them.