Well, I am a single mom of 3, their father died a year ago, and after 6 surgeries, and chronic back pain, i started using my vicodin daily just so I could survive. I do not take much, but I def have withdrawals if I do not take it. I basically substituted it for my non working antidepressent. I just wanted to find a support network, as I do not feel comfortable sharing this journey with friends or family. when my husband died, I found that many of those folks are not really as supportive as I need. Anyway, found an awesome grief couselor, a new pshychiatrist who specializes in addiction and depressoin, so I am getting ready to start the meds. I get really anxious trying new meds, as I ended up in the hospital last year when my old psychiatrist tried to put me on mood stabalizers. So, any words of advice or encouragement. What side effects has anyone experienced with suboxone???? Let me know. thanks.