My hubs got a DUI w/o going into all the details, I think @ 57 he has learned his lesson here. He had been on vicodin and ultracet for many years. He just had rotor cuff surgery and was given oxycontin, (spelling) for the first 5 days after surgery. He has been weaning himself off the above for the last few days. He saw his surgeon yesterday, explained the situation, and asked for NON NARCOTIC inflamatorys, DR prescribed ultram. I know this question I am about to ask has been discussed, but I need to ask again, we live in northern mi and the sobriety courts are very strict, he has to blow into a home device 2x a day and a ramdom urine 1x a week. Next urine is SCHEDULED BEFORE entering program, they want him to test CLEAN on FEB 1, will ultram show up on one of their freaking tests??? He absolutely cannot go WITHOUT some kind of anti inflamatory, so if anyone has any other suggestions, I would gladly appreciate any and all advice! (He has degenerative joint disease, severe arthritus, and his arm was practicallly tore off from his work, as the surgeon explained yesterday.) There is no way just aspirin is going to work. We do not have insurance thru his work, too expensive, so an alternative is just not in the picture right now. Thank you much! Puffin...