Codeine Addiction and Withdrawal


Your doctor may have prescribed you codeine to treat pain. However, codeine is addictive if used long term or overused. Codeine can cause serious consequences to your health and well-being.

Are you tired of needing drugs to get through your day? Are you ready to free your body and mind from the bondage of addiction? Call 800-993-3869 the Recovery Connection helpline and speak with a trained coordinator. Our staff understands addiction, detox, and treatment. They can answer your questions and ease your fears. Call anytime 24/7. All calls are confidential and free of charge. Don't put continue to risk your life for drugs. Call now!

What Codeine Does to You

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Codeine is used to relieve mild to moderate pain. It is one the most widely prescribed pain medications and you can easily find it in cold and cough syrups. Even if you take the medication as prescribed, you may become a full-blown addict in a relatively short period of time. Codeine gives you a sense of euphoria but it can also cause headaches and joint pain, especially when abused. The more medication you take, the more your body needs. Your body begins to sense pain in anticipation of receiving the medication.

Signs That You May Be Addicted to Codeine

Codeine addiction may be difficult to detect because it is a mild painkiller. You may be taking it because you do feel pain. This can be tricky because the longer you use codeine, the more likely you are to develop an addiction and your body will crave the drug.

Symptoms associated with codeine use:

  • Increased tolerance for codeine
  • Preoccupation with getting more codeine
  • Taking the drug even when you no longer require it
  • Experiencing withdrawal symptoms when you don’t take the drug

You can make your symptoms worse if you mix codeine with alcohol. However, both alcohol and codeine can lead to death. Delirium, a side of effect of codeine, can be worsened if you drink alcohol.

Risks of mixing alcohol and codeine:

  • Overdose
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Slowed breathing
  • Death

If you have experienced any of these symptoms or feel that you may have a problem, click the following link to begin a private Live Chat with one of our addiction specialists for help.

Safely Breaking Free of Codeine Addiction

When you have codeine addiction, you can experience codeine withdrawal as soon as the levels of codeine in your system fall. 

Codeine withdrawal symptoms include:

  • Abdominal cramps
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Intense pain
  • TremorsAnxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Muscle cramps with spasms
  • Paranoia
  • Agitated and aggressive behavior
  • Increased heart rate
  • Depression

Managing codeine withdrawal can be done safely in a medically-supervised detox facility. In a codeine detox medications for the treatment of opiate addiction will be administered to help with withdrawal. After codeine has been safely eliminated from your body, you can begin to address your codeine addiction at a drug rehab program. There, you will gain all the tools that will help you manage triggers and cravings.

Codeine Addiction Treatment – Get Help Now

The consequences of codeine addiction can be long term. Recovery Connection knows the burden of addiction and wants to help you get out of it. We are dedicated to find the best drug rehab center that will provide you with a safe and comfortable detox and personalized addiction treatment.

Take the first step toward a new life with Recovery Connection.  Our staff understands addiction, detox and treatment. They can answer your questions and ease your fears. Call anytime 24/7. All calls are confidential and free of charge. Don't continue to risk your life for drugs.

 

Looking For Treatment?
If you suffer from codeine addiction and you want help call 800-993-3869. You can stop the madness. You can break free of prescription drug addiction. Our trained coordinators will answer all your questions:
  • Help ease your way into treatment
  • Understand the pain of addiction and the fear that accompanies addiction
  • Help initiate the insurance process
  • Help you make travel arrangements (not payment)
  • Will initiate the intake process at the appropriate treatment facility for you or your loved one
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