Quote Originally Posted by SFGOON View Post
I can't fathom it being any kind of abused drug. It's horrible, horrible ****.
Dude's got a football game to win.
Dude's also got an inflamed and painful joint that's wrecking his performance. Dude's team doctor, rather than actually addressing the injury at hand, gives him a cortisone shot to get him through the game.
Eventually dude's joint degrades and he's basically a cripple.

I personally consider that to be abuse, given that the medical intervention is actually leading to long-term damage.