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I am taking vicodin prescribed by orthopeodic surgeon prior to having a partial knee replacement. My AA sponsor and AA friends are aware and approve, but I feel intense guilt. My husband, also a recovering alcoholic (and drug counselor) understands but says we will worry about any addiction problems after the surgery. Aside from relieving the knee pain it does make me feel good. I attend AA regulary and haven't had a drink or illegal drug since 1993. I have in the past 15 years been prescribed opiates for pain but not this long term. Any words of wisdom out there? Should I re-introduce myself after the surgery?

Mary Jo