Codeine is the pain medication that is prescribed to treat mild to moderate pain. It is the main ingredient in prescription-grade cough suppressants and comes in tablet form. 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 also known as narcotic. Oxycodone, heroin, and Morphine are included in other drugs amongst the opiate category. Cough syrup, Coties, Schoolboy and T-three's are street names you may have heard for Codeine.
Codeine Consequences And Abuse
In many cases Codeine abuse begins with using 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. If you or a loved one is suffering from a Codeine problem, get assistance now.
Codeine can cause the same reactions that Morphine, even when it is no as strong.
Codeine's effects include:
Codeine can have serious consequences as losing sight and even breathing failures, even when many people believe it won't do any damage. Codeine can be lethal in big doses.
Addiction To Codeine
Continued abuse of Codeine in its cough medicine or pill form, may easily lead to addiction. user's of Codeine may be soothed into a false sense of security because many people do no take it to be as strong or addictive as its drug family members.
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.
Codeine is just the beginning. To maximize their feeling of high user's sometimes mix it with other substances and/or alcohol. Failures of the brain and the respiratory system can be the results of the mix because both substances act like depressants for the Central Nervous System. Know how to spot a Codeine addiction now.
Codeine is just part of the bigger puzzle of drugs some people use daily. Oxycodone and Morphine are two drugs that can be the result of starting consuming Codeine.
It is of great importance to be 100% honest with the treatment counsellor when discussing addictions because multiple drugs in a user's system can change the way the treatment is performed. There will be a suitable treatment for whatever it is you are addicted to.
Codeine is one of the substances used to make "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. Other names include syrup, sizzurp and lean.
Purple Drank has been popularized and glorified in popular culture through music and TV shows. Artists like Lil' Wayne and Three 6 Mafia in their songs have named it.
In March 2013, Lil' Wayne who is a rapper was hospitalized in the ICU suffering from seizures and unconsciousness due to massive amounts of Codeine in his system. To take out all the drugs from his body, doctors had to pump his stomach in 3 opportunities to save his life.
Getting Rid Of Your Codeine Addiction
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