Taper Off Your Opioids with Essential Oils

In Aromatherapy by Debra Reis

Published February 3, 2020 | Written By SpineNation Editorial Staff   | Medically Reviewed by Jill Reece, RN
Prescription opioids like oxycodone, codeine, and morphine are pain medications that are often prescribed after surgery or an injury, or for chronic conditions such as pain related to cancer. While these drugs can be effective in treating moderate-to-severe pain—especially short-term (acute) pain—they also have many side effects, including a risk of physical dependence.