G8trgirl is right...be very honest with your doc and do what he advises. When I was in active addiction, I took huge amounts of Oxycontin. The dr started me off on 24mgs. I've tried to come off it a couple of times without success but some people come off it very easily. I have now tapered down to 2mgs each morning and I do fine. I've been on that dosage for almost a year and been taking sub for almost 3 total. I've resigned myself to the fact I'll probably take a maintenance dose the rest of my life. It's not what I want but doing what I want has always had very bad consequences. It's a lot better than chasing that high every minute of every day.