Codeine is an opioid pain medication referred to as a narcotic that is used to relieve mild to moderate pain. It can also be found in some cough syrups. Addiction to this substance is absolutely possible, and it can occur quickly before even knowing it. It can help relieve symptoms, but it will not treat the cause or speed recovery. This common ingredient in cough and cold medications can cause serious issues if someone becomes addicted to it. Cypress Lakes Lodge specializes in working with people who need help dealing with chronic pain in a holistic way with treatments.
Chronic Pain Management
Wherever you experienced the effects of codeine, whether it’s from cough and cold medications or other forms, don’t ever rule out addiction because it can happen to anyone. Prescription drugs and other medications can help with chronic pain, but when they are abused, you’re left with an even greater problem. Cypress Lakes Lodge wants you to know that there are other ways to reduce chronic pain with our chronic pain management system that includes customizing the treatment to address your localized pain that is unique to you.
Use of Codeine
As we said, Codeine can be found in plenty of cough and cold medications, which makes it easier for people to become dependent and even addicted to. Some people who become addicted to this drug may seek out other ways to get the relief they want. The thing to know is that Codeine becomes Morphine in the body, but only 8-12 percent as powerful as pure Morphine. Once there is a tolerance to Codeine, then stronger Opioids might be sought out to get the better effect.
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For Family Members and Friends:
Codeine addiction is a common occurrence among young people. It can happen from cough and cold medications to a party at college. Sometimes adding codeine to “jungle juice” at a party can enhance the party. This has become a major problem in colleges with young people. For family and friends, getting the right help for your loved one is the most important thing you can do. Family and friends need to be there to support people dealing with an addiction to these drugs, and Cypress Lakes Lodge is the best choice for everyone.
Symptoms and Side Effects of Misusing Codeine:
- Anxiety or Depression
- Mood Swings
- Decreased Appetite
- Weight Loss
Overtime, the abuse of Codeine can cause lung infections, bowel damage, sleep disorders, brain damage, and irregular heart rate. If you or a loved one is heading down the wrong path with Codeine, seek out Cypress Lakes Lodge for help! If you or someone you care for is addicted to painkillers like codeine, call Cypress Lakes Lodge today at 409-331-2204 and learn more about our addiction treatments. We’ll create an addiction treatment plan that will help you stick to the path of recovery.