Hi - My boyfriend and I have been using various opiates (percs, oxys, etc.) every day for the past several months. I feel ashamed to say this, but our use was mainly recreational, aside from my boyfriend's low back pain, which hasn't been relieved using alternate methods as of yet. It started out slow but got out of control, and we're now using +- 200mg of percs each day. We got a taste of withdrawal when we ran out of pills for a day or 2, and those were 2 of the worst days ever, with the insomnia, aches, nausea, depression, anxiety, restless legs, and extremely bad chills/fever/poor temperature regulation. So we resumed our intake and are now researching detox methods, as we plan to do this together at home, hopefully as quickly as possible, and as painlessly as possible (as it goes without saying). Complicating matters for me is that I also take various meds already for anxiety, depression, and ambien for insomnia. Any input is welcomed regarding our situation and how to get out of it and stay out of it. We plan to taper down our use, then stop altogether and brace ourselves. Does tapering work to lessen the withdrawal symptoms, and how do we figure out how to set up the dosing schedule per day (like how long at each step, how much to decrease by each time, etc.) We've read about the Thomas method and have begun buying the ingredients; does this help at all? I just read about something called Kratom - what is it, does it work, how is it used, where do we find it, etc.? We really appreciate any help/support anyone could provide us with, and wish all of you out there struggling with this issue the best of luck and love in getting through this. Thank you.