Codeine is used to treat mild to moderate pain as a prescription painkiller. Codeine comes in the form of a tablet and is the main ingredient in prescription grade cough suppressants. When Codeine is mixed with Acetaminophen, Tylenol 3 is produced. 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. Even though Codeine is glamorized in popular culture and easily accessible, it still remains a unsafe and potentially lethal drug that can destroy lives.
Sometimes called a narcotic, Codeine is an opiate. Other opiates to name a few are oxycodone, heroin and Morphine. Cough syrup, coties, schoolboy ad t-three's are some of the street names of Codeine.
Effects Of Abusing Codeine
A prescription for a Codeine-based cough syrup is one of the most innocent starts towards the use of Codeine. Buying Codeine is easier that buying some other opiates, that is why it is so simple to abuse it because Codeine has less control. A high number of Codeine user's begin to rely on the drug to cope with their physical pain and ultimately their emotional pain. Look for the right assistance now if you know some who is going through a Codeine addiction.
Codeine can cause the same reactions that Morphine, even when it is no as strong.
Codeine symptoms include:
Despite the fact that some people consider Codeine to be nontoxic, drowsiness, constipation, loss of sight and even respiratory failure are among the side effects. In sufficiently huge doses, Codeine may prove to be lethal.
Addiction To Codeine
The overuse of medicine for a cough can cause the addiction of Codeine. Because the general thought that Codeine is no as hard as another opiate, the people who use it may think it's no as dangerous.
user's of Codeine can become more tolerant to it every time they use it until the point to create a need of it, a feature of all the opiates. Though the use of Codeine may have started innocently as a relief for a real pain, continued use may end in dependency.
Codeine is known as a gateway drug to other narcotics, including Morphine and even Heroin.
It is rare people just stay on 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. Find out how to recognize Codeine addiction.
Many drug dependencies can begin with the use of Codeine and lead to more. Codeine is usually the starting point to the use of other stronger narcotics like Oxycodone and Morphine.
When discussing your addictions with a treatment counsellor, it is important to be completely honest because administration of treatment varies depending on the number of drugs in a user's' system. There will be a suitable treatment for whatever it is you are addicted to.
Codeine cough syrup is used to produce "purple drank". Prescription-grade (Codeine) cough syrup and soft drinks, such as Sprite or Mountain Dew are combined together for the consumption of large doses of Purple Drank that is a recreational form of this drug. Syrup and Sizzurp are other names for the same substance.
Purple Drank has been popularized and glorified in popular culture through music and TV shows. Artists like Lil' Wayne and Three 6 Mafia have mentioned it in their songs.
After passing out and several convulsions because of the abuse of Codeine, Lil' Wayne had to go under therapy during March 2013. He had his stomach pumped three times to remove the drug, and though he survived, he remained in a critical condition for a time.
Beating Your Codeine Addiction
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