Hi everyone! I have been battling pain killer addiction for a while now. At one time ending in ICU with a breathing tube. I FINALLY mustered up the courage to go see my Addiction PhD and he put me back on very low dose of suboxone film. I was in horrific detox mode yesterday when I went to see him and told him the norco's made me feel much less depressed and helped me want to be a part of my own life. He understood and validated that opiods DO make you feel less depression, however they ARE not anti-depressents and the more you take he said, the more you'll need. I began the treatment last night, only taking 1/4 of the film, he said that IF I needed to take painkillers for my back pain (as I do have REAL pain) then it wouldn't take much to get off the suboxone for a while, then start on them again. I'm up and around, the withdrawels have dissapeared and I feel much less depressed, as suboxone itself is an opiod (a partial). I am hoping I'll stick with the sub and stay off the norco. I'm honestly still unsure of what I want but I'm taking this one day at a time. Peace.