I had been addicted to narcotics in the past and had been clean for 10 years, then my knee blew out. I thought to my self "self, if you take these less than prescribed and are very careful you can take the pain pills" I was so wrong. After 6 months of taking pills I entered a methadone center at the LOWEST dose they would give me. I detoxed at 2.5 mg every week. I thought I was smart, I thought I had it under control. Wrong. I got to 2.5 mg and had no problem at that dose, although there were times during the early detox that I had SOME withdrawal. After 2 days on 2.5 mg. I quit. I could not believe the agony I went through. I ended up at the ER with extremely high BP 180/127 they sent me home with Klonipin it helped I am now over the severe pain. But now I can not sleep. I do NOT WANT to be an addict but I have no ideal what to expect next. The last time I detoxed I was in jail and prison and there are so many other things wrong with that place that withdrawal is almost secondary after the initial phase. I have no ideal when I will feel normal again. Please somebody tell me I will. I just want to sleep through the night. It can be done but it is hard and it is embarrassing!