I started smoking weed at 13 and soon after tried pain pills, nerve pills, cocaine, meth, and crack. The only drugs I ever used consistently were weed and pain pills. By the age of 16 I was addicted to pain pills. When I was 19 I got pregnant and quit all drugs but soon after started back on the pain pills and that is when I sought help from a Suboxone Clinic and went there for 6 years. So for 14 years I was only clean for about 10 months straight otherwise I did some drug on a daily basis. I finally got sick and tired of being dependant on suboxone to get out of bed and decided to taper off. I quit on June 16th from .25mgs and it has been 16 days and I feel fine. I honestly never thought I could do this because when I woke up every morning I felt so sick and immediately had to take sub. But I honestly feel better now than I have in years. Sure I have some withdrawal symptoms but really it is a small price to pay to finally be able to say I am sober. If I can quit anyone can. I was terrified of withdrawals but because I tapered it has been easy. The worst of it is yawning 24/7, belly issues, anxiety, insomnia, and fatigue but all of that is already getting better. As of today, day 16, I only have yawning and slight fatigue but still been working 8 and 10 hour days. I have been taking B vitamins, DLPA, Wellbutrin, and Melatonin which I think has helped a lot. I just wanted to share my story. My family and friends do not know about my drug problems and I haven't been able to share my story.