Now Gabapentin is being used as a scary word in the ongoing battle of prescription drug abuse. I cannot for the life of me understand how these people are getting high off of Gabapentin. If you are going to label a medication as addictive due to sedation effects, then even Benadryl isn't safe. Regardless, tightening the noose on prescription medication is not going to solve drug addiction. You have to figure out why someone is using them and tackle that; otherwise they'll just find something else.