Yeah, there are a lot of us out here who to all appearances seem to be "normal" people doing "normal" things. I have been addicted to drugs for many years. I went to rehab was doing great for a few years until my chronic kidney stones began acting up. I was sent to a pain management doctor who put me on 40mg oxycontin and 5mg oxycodone. I knew this was a bad idea, but I went with it. Up until 2 days ago I was taking 120mg of oxycontin a day on top of the others. My insurance quit paying for them this year and a script costs almost $600.00. I ran out and stopped. I upped my Norco intake to help w/ the detox, but it is still VERY rough. I am embarassed to tell anybody, my doc, family or friends that this happened to me again. I am just trying to get through the day. Tomorrow is the third day and hopefully will begin to improve some. Its amazing that I am still taking about 15 Norco a day and still suffering such withdrawals. Scary is more like it. It does help me get through knowing that I am not the only person fighting this terrible battle!!! I live in a town where there are 4 drug treatment centers and countless 12 step meetings. Guilt and shame have such a grip on me, I can't reach out for help. Anyone who feels alone, realize you aren't. Neither are we bad people. Just gripped by a terrible addiction!