... 5 years ago we moved and he got a new doctor that prescribed oxycontin. He was taking super high doses. It was scarey and he decided to stop taking them and found out he couldn't just stop without becoming suicidal. (he started snorting them for rapid relief) We went to rapid detox and it almost killed him. He is still in pain and his head isn't right from the chemical changes in his brain from that drug. What can he do now? He needs pain relief... we are afraid of methodone -- it seems like another addicting substance with lots of side effects. Scared to death of having his teeth rot out and bones rotting. Is anybody dealing with pain successfully and chemical dependency issues? WHAT alternatives are there that WORK