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Pediatrics, Adolescent & Adult Primary Care Clinics

eMedical Dependency Management

Opioids and opiates are synthetic and natural drugs that are related to drugs found in opium; many, such as heroin, are addictive narcotics. Many prescription pain medications are Opioids, such as codeine, Vicodin®* (Hydrocodone Bitartrate and Acetaminophen), Demerol®† (Meperidine Hydrochloride, USP), Dilaudid®* (Hydromorphone), Morphine, OxyContin®‡ (Oxycodone Hydrochloride controlled-release), and Percodan®§ (Oxycodone and Aspirin tablets, USP). Methadone and Buprenorphine are also Opioids.

Opioids are prescribed to effectively relieve pain caused by injuries, sickness, surgery or other reasons. Morphine and codeine, beside other synthetically produced drugs are made from opium poppy plant and are especially used to treat these conditions. In other cases, these drugs are simply used for recreation.

Regardless of the way these drugs are obtained, they can be highly addictive when misused, abused or used in high doses for prolong period. Consequently, these drugs create intense pleasure or euphoric feelings. This leads to Opioid addiction or dependence. When a person becomes dependent on these classes of narcotics, treatment becomes necessary to prevent serious medical conditions which can become potentially fatal.

The list of abused drugs, pharmaceuticals or chemicals are too large to list here. However, a short list of some commonly misused prescription drugs include:
  • Codeine (e.g., Tylenol 1, Tylenol 3)
  • Hydrocodone (e.g., Tussionex)
  • Hydromorphone (e.g., Dilaudid)
  • Meperidine (e.g., Demerol)
  • Morphine
  • Oxycodone (e.g., Percodan, Percocet, OxyContin)
To receive confidential Dependency medical care, call our office at 678-736-6000. A physician will return your call for a brief confidential consultation.

We accept Commercial Insurance and Self Payments for Dependency treatment.

* Vicodin and Dilaudid are registered trademarks of Knoll Pharmaceutical.
* Demerol is a registered trademark of Sanofi-Synthelabo Inc.
* OxyContin is a registered trademark of Perdue Pharma L.P.
* Percodan is a registered trademark of Endo Pharmaceuticals.


Thank you for considering eMedical Associates Dependency Clinic.