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Prescription Opioids

What are Prescription Opioids?

Prescription opioids are a class of drugs which has morphine-like effects. This type of medication is used to treat and manage moderate-to-severe pain. Additionally, opioid drugs are often the chosen option after surgery, injury, or another painful health condition. In the last decade, there has been a dramatic increase in opioid painkillers by pain management providers and clinics. Despite the serious risks opioids can present to patients, including addiction, doctors preferred suggestion to manage symptoms of pain is for the patient to take prescription opioids.

Opioid drugs work by binding to specific receptors in the brain, spinal cord, and other body areas. They interfere with the brain’s ability to send pain messages, subsequently reducing pain symptoms.

Prescription opioids come in tablets, capsules, syrups, solutions, and suppositories.

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Some of the most used opioid painkillers

Because of the risk of abuse and addiction, opioids should be taken cautiously, even for chronic pain. However, opioids medications are an excellent choice when controlling pain in the later stages of a terminal illness. At that point, the possibility of long-term effects and addiction is not relevant.

Painkiller Side Effects

Opioid painkillers produce a feeling of relaxation and euphoria, and they are also addictive. The long-term use of these medications often leads to physical dependence. In other words, the body quickly adapts to the presence of the drug and depends on continuous intake to prevent withdrawal symptoms. As a result, tolerance also occurs, meaning higher and higher doses are necessary to achieve the same results.

Adverse side effects prescription opioids can cause:

  • Tolerance
  • Physical dependence
  • Hyperalgesia: Higher sensitivity to pain
  • Constipation
  • Nausea, vomiting, and dry mouth
  • Sleepiness and dizziness
  • Depression
  • Low testosterone levels

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Prescription Opioid Abuse and Overdose

Anyone who continuously uses prescription opioids can develop an addiction. Research shows that one in four patients receiving long-term opioid therapy in a primary care setting struggles with opioid dependency. Once physically dependent, it can be tough to stop. It is essential to realize that taking too many painkiller opioids can also lead to death, and taking high doses can affect breathing function to such an extent that it stops. Recognizing an overdose can be challenging. If you aren’t sure, don’t leave the person alone, and make sure you call 911.

Signs of an opioid overdose may include any of the following:

  • Small, constricted “pinpoint pupils.”
  • Not being able to stay awake.
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Slow/ shallow breathing
  • Choking or gurgling sounds
  • Limp body
  • Pale, blue, or cold skin

Furthermore, prescription opioid overdose deaths often involve additional substances such as alcohol and benzodiazepines (Xanax®, Valium®, Ativan®). The appropriate use of naloxone can also reverse the effects of an opioid overdose when administered in time.

Waismann Method® – A Highly Successful Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder

As one of the country’s top opioid detox treatment providers, the Waismann Method® is creating a massive shift in how addiction is viewed and treated. However, the embrace of the medical evolution in neuroscience shows that opiate treatment protocols may be changing. America is finally starting to look at addiction as a medical condition instead of moral failure, a condition that should be treated in a hospital by physicians.

One of the main reasons drug rehabs have such a high failure in treating opioid addiction is because they focus on addiction and forget the patient behind it. Users must keep using the drugs to stave off withdrawal. Medications like methadone and buprenorphine (also known as Suboxone) continue the opioid intake and are not an actual treatment. The key to a successful treatment is to start with effective medical detoxification. By overcoming a withdrawal, an individual can concentrate on emotional issues. Eventually, a successful medical detox significantly reduces the risk of relapse.


Waismann Method® Opioid Treatment and Rapid Detox Exclusive Features:

  •  At Waismann Method®, you will be treated by our medical director Dr. Michael H. Lowenstein, M.D., a quadruple board-certified physician. Dr. Lowenstein is a leader in the field of medical opioid detoxification and rapid detox, and he has successfully treated thousands of patients.
  • Private room at a full-service accredited JCAHO hospital with vast medical specialists and resources immediately available
  • Admission on the day before treatment for comprehensive medical evaluation, preparation, and stabilization
  • Rapid Detox is only performed in a private ICU room for individualized support and a superior level of around-the-clock medical care.
  • Moderate IV sedation instead of general anesthesia and additional detox protocol options without anesthesia based on patient needs
  • Discharge is based on the doctors’ evaluation of the patient’s physical readiness and stability — no pre-established time or limits for hospital discharge
  • Inclusive recovery retreat for 4-14 days with multiple services to ensure comfort, well-being, and success throughout the regulation period

Our healthcare professionals share the endearment that every patient is unique and that they deserve treatment tailored to their needs. Our exceptional medical care is reinforced by the emotional support, caring, and supportive environment you receive from our team.


We hope that our compassion and commitment to your care will inspire positive and lasting changes in your life.

Don’t wait anymore. By next week, opioid use could be part of your past!

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