laxitives are adictive.After using them for along time, the body will have to adjust. My mother got very blocked up when I took hers away. But the dr was worried about it keeping her going to much.
I always kept moms pills and now hubbys pills put up.I use a daily pill tray and only give him the boxes for the day.That way I do not have to worry if he forgets and double doses.I can also stay on top of when he is close to being out.
Just my two cents.