I am having severe back problems and they are trying to figure out what is going on. I havent been able to walk much and have done nothing but lay down the last week. I finally had to go to the ER today. They have me 5mg of oxcodone to take 3-4 times daily, prednisone 20 mg to take 3 times daily, prescription ibprofen( cant remember the dosage) and flexeril 10 mg for 3 times daily. On both sides of my family the drug addiction problems and I've always been warned because of genetics i can easily become addicted to drugs. I used to be addicted to cocaine, and went through hell stopping. I dont want to go through that again. I know oxycodone is a strong narcotic, and I'm concerned about addiction. He gave me enough for 1 week to keep me comfortable until i see the neosurgeon next week.. Could I get addicted after taking it for a week? Any advice/info is appreciated. I'm concerned about taking so many different meds, but I dont have a choice. Thanks!