There are many modalities available to help minimize the pain of chronic conditions and aggressively work with people to achieve adequate comfort. Althera practitioners endorse a cautious and conservative approach to the use of narcotic/opiate medications such as hydrocodone, morphine, Percocet and or others and therefore almost never prescribe. This said, our providers will continue to use their best discretion and experience to address pain. Generally, Althera providers will seek to utilize narcotic medications as a last resort for short durations and only in select situations. For more information, please review our Medication Policy.