Codeine is a prescription pain medication used to treat mild to moderate pain. Codeine comes in the form of a tablet and is the main ingredient in prescription grade cough suppressants. Tylenol 3 that is a commonly used pain reliever contains Codeine with acetaminophen. For many people who abuse Codeine round the globe, it still holds the strong and addictive properties, though it is less potent than its drug relative Morphine. It is a dangerous and potentially deadly drug, despite the ease with which Codeine can be obtained and the glamorization of the drug in popular culture.
Codeine is an opiate drug which is sometimes referred to as a narcotic. Oxycodone, heroin, and Morphine are also part of the opiate group. Cough syrup, coties, schoolboy ad t-three's are some of the street names of Codeine.
Consequences Of The Use Of Codeine
A prescription for a Codeine-based cough syrup is one of the most innocent starts towards the use of Codeine. Acquiring and abusing Codeine has become relatively easy, as it is considered less dangerous than some opiates such as Morphine and OxyContin. A high number of Codeine user's begin to rely on the drug to cope with their physical pain and ultimately their 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.
Signs of Codeine use are:
The abuse of Codeine can cause sleepiness, difficult bowel movement, blindness and breathing problems. Codeine can kill if taken in large amounts.
Addiction To Codeine
Continued abuse of Codeine in its cough medicine or pill form, may easily lead to addiction. Many people don't realize just how powerful and addictive Codeine can be and they fall into an imaginary safe world of using Codeine instead of other opiates.
As an opiate, Codeine user's run a high risk of developing a tolerance and ultimately an addiction to it. In spite of being used initially to ease legitimate conditions, Codeine is often abused as tolerance develops.
Codeine is known as a gateway drug to other narcotics, including Morphine and even Heroin.
Codeine is just the beginning. They try to achieve a better high by combining it with other materials, including alcohol. Central nervous system depression is caused by both Codeine and alcohol, and their combination can lead to severe levels of depression in the brain and respiratory system. There are ways to know if someone has a Codeine addiction.
Others believe that Codeine is only a portion of a bigger network of addictions. 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. For any kind of drug you use, there is a treatment solution.
Codeine cough syrup is used in the production of "purple drank". 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 in their songs have named it.
Due to tremendously high levels of Codeine, Rapper Lil' Wayne was admitted to intensive care unit in March 2013 with fits and unconsciousness. He survived but was in critical condition, and to remove the drug from his system his stomach was pumped three times.
Getting Rid Of Your Codeine Addiction
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