I have tried going cold turkey about 4 times now. The 1st time I was successful but was in so much back pain, I went back on it a month or so later. I have already gotten off Oxycontin and I did that cold turkey but I think it wasn't as hard because it's long acting. I have back pain like a lot of people on this site. I was off the vicodin earlier this week and couldn't take the withdrawals or pain but I am determined to stop. I only took one so far today and just a couple of hours after taking it, I felt withdrawal... that is not cool with me. I just took a 1/2 pill to take the edge off. Any suggestions would be grateful. I see a lot of people are going through very similar situations... so sorry but also grateful that I'm not alone... that is the worst feeling of all.