Sterling...Thank you for your reply. I think you have some great points. Honestly, there are many times when I wonder what will happen when I stop taking Lortab. I have gone down in dosage twice in the past few years, and I've never gone back up, but that doesn't mean stopping will be easy. And I agree that one may not know that addiction has set in until it's too late...and that no one can tell another that they won't become addicted. Again, thank you for your thoughts...definitely something to think about. I am so very proud of all of your progress. You're definitely an inspiration to others.