Oh man how I dread today. I was injured in a car accident 20 years ago and have been on vicodin since. I have never taken more than five per day and have simply hid this fact from my employer. Now I am in deep doo doo. I was injured on the job two months ago and underwent surgery. I am scheduled to go back to work in two weeks. I just received a call and was informed that I must have a drug screening to get back to work and that screening is on the 10th of September. Now I MUST quit a 20 year habit cold turkey and am beyond scared. I took one vicodin when I woke up today and none since. My stomach is growling, I am in pain and jittery and I guess I am at the gates of hell from what i have read here. Worse, there is a big family party scheduled for this Sunday and I am afraid I will be sick and moody. God... I don't know what to do! The thing is... I have a ton of vicodin within arm's reach! My doctor is big time easy with the prescripts and never has questioned me about it. I don't think I can find the guts to throw them out because I have serious pain. Metal in the legs, neck, back, etc. God Help me.