Codeine is usually recommended for mild to moderate pain relief. It presents itself as a tablet and is one of the ingredients in cough syrup. Tylenol 3 that is a commonly used pain reliever contains Codeine with acetaminophen. Codeine is a pain reliever of the same group as Morphine but is less addictive; however, with abuse, it does become addictive. Codeine is a dangerous drug that can consume someone's life, no matter how glorified it is in pop culture or how harmless it is according to some people who use it.
Sometimes called a narcotic, Codeine is an opiate. Other opiates to name a few are oxycodone, heroin and Morphine. Street names for Codeine include Cough syrup, Schoolboy, Coties and T-three's.
Codeine Consequences And Abuse
In many cases Codeine abuse begins with using a prescription for a Codeine-based cough syrup. It is no hard to get Codeine because the regulations are no so strict unlike other opiates that are considered dangerous like Morphine and OxyContin. Firstly people use the drug to treat a pain on their body, but later they use it for an emotional pain too. Get help now if you or your loved one is struggling with a Codeine problem.
It may no be as strong as Morphine, but it produces the same kind of reactions.
Codeine produces reactions such as:
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Codeine is no as safe as some may think as some of the side effects are drowsiness, constipation, blindness and respiratory failure. Codeine can be lethal in big doses.
Addiction To Codeine
Continued abuse of Codeine in its cough medicine or tablet form may develop the addiction to this drug. 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.
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 the drug people usually start with before they move to Morphine or even Heroin.
Codeine is just the beginning. user's tend to combine it with others drugs like alcohol to get a stronger effect. 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.
Some people have Codeine as one item of a long list of drugs they use. Sometimes, it is the gateway drug into addiction to other materials, especially other narcotics like Oxycodone or Morphine.
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 in the production of "purple drank". With the idea of consuming bigger amounts of Codeine, people combine the prescribed Codeine with soft drinks, like Sprite or others of this type, the result is known as Purple Drank. 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.
On March 2013, the rapper Lil' Wayne was admitted to the intensive care unit due to Codeine abuse that caused him seizures and unconsciousness. Though he survived, he was in the dangerous situation after having his stomach pumped three times to remove the drug from his system.
Overcoming A Codeine Dependence
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