My dr wants me to stay on them life term. I was on vicodin 10mg 4-5 times daily for about a year because of cronic shoulder pain "i still hurt 24/7", then one day i couldnt stop them. I still needed the pain meds but i went to work and for got them, thats when i noticed. Anyway my dr recommened suboxone but now im like a slave/zombie to the sub's, no more funny/happy guy now im just kinda here. Im pretty sure the subs chemicals have forever takin over.