My 13-year old son was doing jumping stunts on the stairs again and broke his ankle. He didn't have one of his shoes tied and sort of fell out of his shoe. When the doctor prescribed pain pills, I explained that my son was born addicted to cocaine and has a genetic predisposition to drug addiction. The doctor didn't seem concerned and said he won't refill it. He explained that after a few days, he can just take Advil. Do I let him have pain pills? I don't want him to be miserable. I've had a broken ankle, so I know how hard the first two nights are. Ice and Advil aren't going to do the job those first two nights. I feel like such a mean mom. He's telling me one minute that it doesn't hurt that much. The next minute he's gnashing his teeth and sweating. My husband is out of town and said to go ahead and let him have half a pain pill the first two nights, then flush the rest. But, what if that sets off his addiction? As some of you know, his biological mom is a cocaine addicted prostitute. He was born addicted. Thanks for your advice. I wish the doctor had taken my concerns more seriously. I guess he thought I was over reacting and overprotective. Maybe I am.