Well lets start with a quick history. I have had 3 lwr. laminectomies(starting at L5/S1 and up) and now even a cervical fusion from C3 to C7. This all began over 10 years ago. My left leg has been asleep and very painful for that time+. The fusion was done 1.5 yrs ago and my left arm is also a problem now. Over the years I have been on it all. Well here comes the meds. I have been perscribed at one point 6 80mg. Oxycontins every 12hrs. You get amune and need more and more. I even went cold turkey of 6/80's so I know how bad it can get. This was because that was not even working anymore. Did it to lower my amunity. My doctor at that time was not scared of the dea but that has changed. Just about 8 months ago he cut the dose back to where there was no help. Would not raise it again and we had a falling out. Today finally at a new pain clinic they are actually starting me on suboxone. So give me a week and I have some answers for you. And oh yea as far as getting high on pain pills. I got news for you if your getting any buzz from them you are not having that much pain! Well now I can tell you from experience it is not worth a dam for pain relief!