For anyone needing to stop MS Contin, please find a doctor to prescribe Subutex. Subutex allows you to stop MS Contin, or any other opiate with no withdrawals. Many doctors use it when the patient has developed a high tolerance to their pain meds. They are detoxed on Subutex and then the pain meds are started over at a lower dose, with better pain relief. I stopped MS Contin using Subutex in May 2005 and never had a bad day. I stayed on Subutex maintenance for my fibro. It also relieves pain. My pain specialist is in Torrance, CA - if you need to find a doctor near where you live - I am sure his office can recommend someone. He lectures all over the world about pain management. (He is the director of pain management at Little Company of Mary Hospital).