Please familiarize yourself with our Opioid/Narcotic policy. Opioid medications, also known as narcotics, are sometimes used in the treatment of severe pain for select patients. These patients must meet specific criteria and have failed other lower risk treatments. Unfortunately, opioid medications have many significant dangers associated with their use, and thus we take great care in deciding when and how to prescribe them. We also strictly adhere to DEA recommendations regarding prescribing practices.