My name is Chance, and I'm a grateful recovering addict.
Welcome, Wes, glad you found SR!!
I know that this place has really helped me, both in active addiction and recovery. I don't think this forum sees quite as much traffic as some of the others (Newcomers to Recovery, Substance Abuse, Alcoholism) - if you feel so inclined, maybe post in one of those as well?
If what you stated about getting off painkillers was put into action, then you are probably feeling like crap right now, which I know from personal experience really sucks while you're enduring it, but is soooo worth it in the long run!
You are well on your way if you've already stopped drinking, you know what has to be done - and where it can and will lead you if you don't take the appropriate steps.
Best wishes in your journey & please update when you are willing and able.