This WILL work (and in fact some drug programs use a taper method, I know because I was in one). You can
do it, but if you
don't have enough Lorcet or other painkillers, you
might need the faster approach. I've done this a few times too. If you take 20 the first day, take 10% less (2 pills) each day. The step off the bottom is a bit harder, but nowhere near cold turkey. By the way, all this requires MAJOR willpower, because you will not be getting high and you will want to cheat.