Here's my story thus far: I got prescribed vicodin 500mg after having surgery to remove a tumor in December. Surgery went great, pain was minimal after the first week, and really I had no valid reason to take any more after the first two weeks. But here I am two months later having exhausted all my refills with three pills left and very anxious about how I'm going to get off this stuff. I am scared this is going to lead to a relapse w/alcohol for me when I run out of pills and I don't want that to happen! I don't think detox is going to be too awful-I've been taking 1000mg every other day. Not a lot, but I know I'm taking it for the high, and I realize this is a relapse for me. Every day I've been going to throw out the pills, and every day that doesn't happen. All the squirrelly addict thinking and rationalization is back in a big way. I have too much to lose to let addiction take my life over again. I got the thomas recipe and I think I'll be able to do this cold turkey w/o too much trouble. I think the psychological itchy feeling for the stuff is going to kick my ass the most. I feel ashamed. I was sober from alcohol for seven years prior to this. Oh well, time to get back on track. Any advice you have is welcomed, thanks!