Home / Resources for clinicians / Medicines and your patient / Prescribing opioids as part of rehabilitation

Prescribing opioids as part of rehabilitation

Dr Tim Williams explains the basis on which he would consider prescribing strong opioids – and when he would not.


This is ‘tip 9′ of Dr Tim Williams’ Ten Top Tips for GPs Towards Self-management of Persistent Pain – watch all ten top tips here.

This Clinician Resource was added in November 2017.

Related resources

Making changes to opioid prescribing

Primary care is under pressure to make changes to opioid prescribing. If you’re seeing people on opioids, particularly high doses and those still reporting pain, here are some useful ideas for where to start. Read how to make changes >

Tell us what you think

How useful has this resource been in your work with your patients? Drop us an email so we can incorporate your feedback into future resource development.

While you’re here…

Live Well with Pain is a free resource, developed by clinicians who have given their time and expertise freely to support best practice in pain self management.

Maintaining and developing the website takes time and money. If everyone who finds it useful helps to support it, the future for Live Well with Pain will be secure.

Donating only takes a moment, and even a small amount will help ensure Live Well with Pain continues to develop as a valued, free source of knowledge, skills and tools by and for clinicians working with persistent pain.