I take it... but just started taking it about 2 months ago. One thing I like about it is, I can take it w/ Ibuprofin (sp?) if the pain is really bad. I can take up to 200 mgs a day, but I never have needed to.
I don't know about it being addictive, all I know is it has helped me with pain in my hands, feet and back.
Take care, little bear!!