One more thought, and it is a BIG one. I think you need to talk with another pain doctor. There are much better solutions than popping oral narcotics. You SHOULD be worried about driving under the influence, because you ARE doing that, and it can land you in jail. A qualified pain doctor can offer you other solutions to chronic pain. Ones that would be much safer, and still handle your pain. Many doctors just throw pills at us but that isnt good medicine. And the current thinking - nationwide- about pain meds is that they should be severely limited. There is good reason to think that. Think about how much stricter doctors have gotten about benzos! Well, that was the right thing to do, limit access to them. Same with narcotics.