• All information on this website is solely for the purpose of promoting a  broad understanding of the topics discussed and treatment options mentioned.  It is NOT intended to be a substitute for professional medical diagnosis, treatment or the advice of a qualified health care provider.  The author of this website does not endorse or recommend any treatment option not specifically advised by Dr. Christopher Covert or Nurse Practioner Judy Hager or other medical professional here at Covert Action .
  • It is important to note that there is a distinction between opiates and opioids.  Opiates are naturally derived from the opium poppy plant and Opioids are synthetic drugs that mimic the effects of opiates.  While the type of drugs abused (among other things) will play a role in determining treatment approach, these terms may often be used interchangeably on this site for the sake of efficiency.