You need to ask yourself, do I really NEED the opiates
for the pain
, or is there a better way to control the pain
. Have you tried other treatments (such as accupuncture, massage, yoga, etc.), these often provide great pain relief. Also, can you cut back your dosage and only take it when you truly need it? If not, do you have someone you trust who can administer them to you when needed (the "J.B." approach). This can work well. It is really a balancing test.