Codeine is used to treat mild to moderate pain as a prescription painkiller. It is available in tablet form and as the main ingredient in the prescription-grade cough suppressants. Tylenol 3 is another popular pain reliever that is a combination of Codeine and acetaminophen. 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. 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.
Sometimes called a narcotic, Codeine is an opiate. Oxycodone, heroin, and Morphine are also part of the opiate group. Codeine also goes by the names Cough syrup, Schoolboy, Coties and T-three's.
Codeine Consequences And Abuse
Codeine use mostly starts with a prescription for a Codeine-based cough syrup. Getting and abusing Codeine is relatively easy as it is less regulated than some opiates that are considered to be more dangerous (like 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 your loved one is struggling with a Codeine problem.
Though less powerful, Codeine imposes impacts similar to Morphine.
Codeine symptoms include:
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Codeine can have serious consequences as losing sight and even breathing failures, even when many people believe it won't do any damage. In sufficiently huge doses, Codeine may prove to be lethal.
Continued abuse of Codeine in its cough medicine or pill form, may easily lead to addiction. 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.
It is easy to become dependent on Codeine because of it's opiate properties. Though the use of Codeine may have started innocently as a relief for a real pain, continued use may end in dependency.
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. Discover the criteria of detecting Codeine dependence today.
Others believe that Codeine is only a portion of a bigger network of addictions. Oxycodone and Morphine are two drugs that can be the result of starting consuming Codeine.
At the moment of talking to a medic, it is relevant to be honest, because the treatment for quitting drugs can be different depending on the combination of substances the person consumes. There will be a suitable treatment for whatever it is you are addicted to.
Codeine cough syrup is used to produce "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. Other names are lean, syrup and sizzurp.
Purple drank has been disturbingly hyped in popular culture, being referenced throughout several songs and TV shows. Songs by Lil' Wayne and Three 6 Mafia glorify the drink.
Due to tremendously high levels of Codeine, Rapper Lil' Wayne was admitted to intensive care unit in March 2013 with fits and unconsciousness. He had his stomach pumped three times to remove the drug, and though he survived, he remained in a critical condition for a time.
Getting Rid Of Your Codeine Addiction
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