Codeine Addiction in most cases begins unintentionally, but, unfortunately, ends with the same result. Codeine Addiction can affect every aspect of the person’s life causing a breakdown of personal ties and relationships as well as a breakdown in your health. Codeine is usually prescribed as an effective analgesic and for it’s pain relieving properties. Many that are prescribed Codeine come to find that while they’re numbing their pain, they’re also experiencing the dreamy, dis-associative feelings that goes along with the analgesic properties so that while the physical pain is being suppressed, so is whatever mental and emotional pain that they might be feeling. They then begin to take more than is prescribed resulting in Codeine Addiction.
Codeine is considered to be an opiate class drug with morphine-like effects. Because of this the potential for addiction and abuse is higher. With chronic use, tolerance and physical addiction happens quickly. Withdrawal symptoms with Codeine Addiction are the worst in the first few days and usually eases off although it can take months to feel normal again. Withdrawal symptoms for Codeine Addiction include but are not limited to muscle pain, runny nose, fever, sweating, muscle twitching, headaches, high blood pressure and irregular heartbeat, insomnia, nausea & vomiting, stomach cramps, dehydration, yawning, and weakness. In an overdose of Codeine, they symptoms include slow and labored breathing, shallow breathing, loss of breath, pinpoint pupils, blush colored fingernails and lips, skin itching, spasms of the stomach and intestinal tract, constipation, weak pulse, and low blood pressure.
Codeine Addiction is a serious problem that usually overflows into personal relationships and hurting loved ones. If you or someone you know is suffering from Codeine Addiction, please call us. We want to help end the suffering. We are here to assist anyone needing help including the friends and family.