It has been about 3 months now since detoxing myself off the norco's and somas. It has been difficult for sure. Just after kicking the pills I was fired from my job then not long after I lost someone very close to me. On the lighter side I decided to go back to school (at 42!) and finish my degree in music. I am playing the trumpet regularly (gigging alot) and even writing classical music.
I would say part of the success of staying drug-free is first finding other ways to deal with pain the best you can and then just accept the fact that pain is a part of life, relax into it. Also, get yourself some challenging goals. Make yourself do something that seems impossible to you.
Get up with the first sun.
Make your bed.
Keep your house clean and orderly.
Give your body something good first thing in the morning
Sit quietly for 10-15 minutes.
Maintain good hygiene
Get out there and DO something.
Go to bed and sleep 6-7 hours. no more. no less.
There is more but it gets personal and spiritual. I listed the above because these are things for all humans. Try it. It might change your life.