Codeine Detox Treatment: First Step to Recovery
The Importance of A Medically-Supervised Codeine Detox
Breaking Codeine addiction can be extremely difficult, even dangerous. That’s why choosing the right detoxification treatment is vital to a patient’s safety and the successful start of a rehab and recovery program. It should not be attempted at home! Our in-patient program includes:
- Thorough physical, psychological and social assessments
- A customized treatment plan with IV-based medication to safely treat withdrawal symptoms
- Monitoring 24/7 with cardiac telemetry and video technology by nurses and technicians.
- Attention to the patient’s overall comfort with upscale private rooms, HDTV, Wifi and personal massage.
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What Is Codeine?
Codeine is an opiate commonly used to relieve pain, reduce coughing, or treat diarrhea. Opiates can rapidly travel through the bloodstream to the brain, providing a sense of pleasure, calm and contentment. This quick “high” can last for several hours. What’s more, opiates can have a negative impact on the respiratory center. That’s when the breathing rate starts to decrease, posing serious risks to the user. It’s important to keep in mind that this condition can be extremely dangerous and even fatal.
The Dangers and Symptoms of Codeine Abuse
Whether ingested alone or in combination with other substances, Codeine can be highly-addictive. Due to easy access, a lot of people use the drug for recreational purposes. It’s the powerful euphoric effects that make it so attractive. However, using Codeine recreationally can be dangerous on many different levels. Dependency can develop rapidly&mash;within two to three weeks of use&mash;and tolerance will continue to build up. In addition, improper doses of Codeine can lead to a lack of coordination and dulled responses. Due to the fact that the drug belongs to the opiate category, it can cause long-term mental and physical dependence. If combined with other substances (such as ibuprofen, acetaminophen), Codeine abuse may result in liver damage, kidney problems and respiratory depression. It can even lead to kidney failure, internal hemorrhaging, or death.
If a person is displaying odd behavior and Codeine addiction is suspected, intervention is highly recommended. Common effects associated with the use of codeine include nausea, vomiting, drowsiness, depression, itching, dry mouth. Some individuals may experience a strong allergic reaction to the drug, such as rashes and swelling of skin. Furthermore, it may lead to erectile dysfunction and diminished libido.
As with many other pain killers, chronic use of Codeine may result in physical dependence. Withdrawal symptoms will inevitably appear and can be extremely unpleasant and may exacerbate other conditions.
If you or your loved one are suffering from Codeine abuse and need help, please call us at 855-338-6929 to discuss whether our customized Codeine Drug Detox Treatment is the best program for you. Be assured we value your privacy and all your information is kept strictly confidential. Contact Gallus Drug and Alcohol Detox Centers today and take the first step towards rehab and recovery.