Codeine Addiction and Abuse in West Midlands West Midlands

More About Codeine

Codeine is usually recommended for mild to moderate pain relief. It is the main ingredient in prescription-grade cough suppressants and comes in tablet form. Tylenol 3 is a combination of Codeine and acetaminophen, and is another popular pain reliever. Codeine has very strong and addictive properties for those who use it around the globe, in spite of being less potent than its drug relative Morphine. Codeine is a drug that can mess up your life and even though it is easily available and has been made popular by music and TV industry, it is still a dangerous drug.

Sometimes called a narcotic, Codeine is an opiate. Other names of opiates include oxycodone, heroin and Morphine. Street names for Codeine include Cough syrup, Schoolboy, Coties and T-three's.

Codeine Consequences And Abuse

Codeine abuse usually develops from taking a cough syrup with Codeine as the main ingredient. Acquiring and abusing Codeine has become relatively easy, as it is considered less dangerous than some opiates such as Morphine and OxyContin. Codeine addiction can be developed when used to help with physical pain and then also emotional pain. Get help now, if you or someone you love has a Codeine related problem.

It may no be as strong as Morphine, but it produces the same kind of reactions.

Codeine symptoms include

  • Euphoria
  • Indifference
  • Sleepiness
  • Relaxation

The abuse of Codeine can cause sleepiness, difficult bowel movement, blindness and breathing problems. Codeine can kill if taken in large amounts.

Depending On Codeine

A person can become dependent on Codeine even from regular abuse of the drug through cough syrup or pills. Codeine is no considered to be as potent or addictive as its opiate family members, due to the fact that it can respite its user's into a bogus sense of security.

A high risk of developing a tolerance and eventually a dependence on Codeine is because it's an opiate. In spite of being used initially to ease legitimate conditions, Codeine is often abused as tolerance develops.

People who start off with abusing Codeine usually will graduate to other narcotics like Morphine and Heroin.

Many people don't quit at Codeine. user's crave a high that Codeine no longer can provide and will even try mixing it with alcohol and other drugs. This can be a very dangerous combination since both Codeine and alcohol are central nervous system (CNS) depressants, thus leading to serious levels of depression in the brain and respiratory system. There are ways to know if someone has a Codeine addiction.

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Other Drugs And Codeine

Some people have Codeine as one item of a long list of drugs they use. Sometimes, it is the gateway drug into addiction to other materials, especially other narcotics like Oxycodone or Morphine.

It is of great importance to be 100% honest with the treatment counsellor when discussing addictions because multiple drugs in a user's system can change the way the treatment is performed. There is a treatment solution for you regardless of the type of drugs you use.

Purple Drank

Purple drank comes from Codeine cough syrup. Purple Drank is a mixture of a prescription cold medication with a soda drink like Sprite or Mountain Dew, plus ice and Jolly Rancher candies often added for colour and taste. It can also be known as lean, syrup and sizzurp.

Purple drank has been popularized in pop music and TV shows. Artists like Lil' Wayne and Three 6 Mafia have helped to glorify it in their songs.

On March 2013, the rapper Lil' Wayne was admitted to the intensive care unit due to Codeine abuse that caused him seizures and unconsciousness. Though he survived, he was in the dangerous situation after having his stomach pumped three times to remove the drug from his system.

Beating A Codeine Addiction

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