Dr. Pohl discusses the medications that are opioids.
I want to make sure you know what medications we are actually talking about. Opioids, or narcotics, are derivatives of opium; the strongest might be Fentanyl, which comes in a patch form, Duragesic®, or in a dissolvable sucker form called the Actiq. Methadone is used for pain and is an opioid. Hydrocodone, Vicodin, Lortab, Norco are opioids. Oxycodone, Percodan, Percocet, Tylox, OxyContin®, Codeine, Darvon–there’s a lot of different kinds of opioids, and if you have any question, look at your prescription bottle and Google the name and you will find out.
About Dr. Mel Pohl, M.D.:
Dr. Mel Pohl, M.D., is a Board Certified Family Practitioner. He is the Vice President of Medical Affairs and the Medical Director at the Las Vegas Recovery Center (LVRC), the only private, freestanding, medically managed inpatient detoxification and addiction treatment facility in Las Vegas, Nevada.