I have been taking Vicodin for 3 years, every since I ruptured a disc in my back. I want off but can't afford rehab. I take anywhere from 6-12 10/325s daily, honestly not for the pain anymore, it is an addiction. This has taken over my life, I used to be very active and happy. I am not any of that anymore and this is taking away from my family. I am not the same person I used to be. Any advise on how to detox at home and advise on how to ease the withdrawls would be greatly appreciated. The withdrawls that bother me the most are the stomach ache, the lack of motivation or energy to get up and do things, and the depression that I experience without the Vicodin. I know of these things because I have been without before. I have gone almost 48 hours without. Also, how long after I stop taking it will I start feeling normal again, I know everyone is different but just an estimate would give me something to look forward to. I don't feel normal without Vicodin anymore. I don't feel like I can function without it, when I don't take it I can't concentrate or remember anything, I can't do simply daily chores, and I get very depressed, I have feelings of guilt over things that I did years ago, before I ever started taking it, things that I can't change and can't do anything about now. Is there anything that will give me energy and the same or similar get up and go that Vicodin does? I just want to feel normal and function normally again without having to take pills, I mean I am open to anti-depressants, I just don't want to take something that I know is killing me and affecting my family. This has taken over my life, I spend money on this that my family could use and it is ruining my marriage. Please help!! Any advise would be so greatly appreciated.