I know there's an overeater's anonymous for managing things like food binges and compulsive overeating. It's essentially a 12-step program with accountability and plans to help plan meals and only eat on plan and not eat more than you need. Is there a non-12-step program similar to that for people on pain meds that need them but want to manage their consumption? I can't ask a family member to hold my extras (because they wouldn't just hold them, I guarentee they'd take them) and I can't just ditch pills that might potentially be extra because sometimes I have enough pain to need them. I can't go off pain meds entirely; I'll always need some for the rest of my life. I'm still healthy enough that I'm trying non-medication means to reduce my pill use, like a tens unit and physical therapy and following things like my lifting restrictions. I can't really go to a program with people trying to quit because I need to take them. I don't want to go too far. I know I need to manage them, use them enough to take the edge off but not enough to feel good. If I have enough pain for the dose I take, I don't feel high. BUT I know what it is to take more than I need and I crave that feeling.