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I am on percocet and have been for 4 years. Prior to that i was clean and sober for 10 years. I have tapered off twice and am doing my 3rd and hopefully my last taper now. In 7 days, I will be off the pills. I am calling my doctor to tell her that i am a recovering alcoholic and addict and to not prescribe for me anymore.

In re to my husband, I cut him off about 6 months ago and he is doing great. It was hard for me to say no to him, but I finally did. And then i had to take a good hard long look at myself. I only get 49 10 mg pills a week, because I ran out of my monthly prescription too early about 3 1/2 years ago. Since then my doctor sends me paper scrips in the mail every week. So that is 7 a day. Well i have been taking them for so long, i don't even know my pain level. And if i take that many, i get high. So i am getting off of them. It just isn't worth it anymore. I am tired of being chained to taking a pill every 5 hours or going into to withdrawal. And I keep relapsing with alcohol. Right now i have 37 days of sobriety.

I hope the best for you. Keep posting so we know how you're doing.