Treatment varies, but may include stopping the medication. Medications such as methadone can help ease withdrawal symptoms and cravings. Combining medications with inpatient or support programs is generally more successful. Opioids, sometimes called narcotics, are medicines prescribed by doctors to treat severe or persistent pain.
They are used by people with chronic headaches and back pain, by patients who are recovering from surgery or who are experiencing severe pain associated with cancer, and by adults and children who have been injured while playing sports or who have been seriously injured in falls, car accidents, or others incidents. Opioids are a family of medications that are generally prescribed to relieve pain, control cough and diarrhea, and treat addiction to other opioids. Opioids are a family of medications that are generally prescribed to relieve pain. Examples include codeine (in Tylenol No.
Other medical uses include controlling cough and diarrhea and treating addiction to other opioids. Opioids can produce euphoria, making them prone to abuse. Some people use opioids because of their ability to produce a gentle, relaxed “high.”.