Codeine is an opioid drug typically prescribed to patients for the treatment of mild to moderate pain. If you have a physical dependence to codeine, we can help you break the cycle today!
If you or someone you know has been misusing a codeine product, you need to know the signs of addiction, how to get help and what to expect during detox and treatment. Codeine is a prescription narcotic opioid. It is prescribed alone, usually for pain management and also in combination with other drugs for pain and as a cough suppressant. The Drug Enforcement Administration lists codeine and combination products as schedule III controlled substances,1 which means they have a potential for abuse and addiction. Any misuse of a drug with codeine puts you at risk of developing an opioid use disorder.
Codeine is an opioid drug, which means that it can be useful for relieving pain but that it also causes a feeling of euphoria and can lead to an addiction, especially when misused. If you have been abusing a codeine product you may be wondering if your actions have led to an addiction. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders lists 11 signs of opioid use disorder.2 You need to see an addiction or mental health professional to be diagnosed, but these signs can help you decide if you need to be evaluated:
The signs of intoxication on codeine are also helpful to know if you are worried about someone else. The above behaviors are not always easy to observe in others, but if you do see some of them and you see that someone often exhibits signs of being high, this is cause for concern. Symptoms of opioid intoxication include:3
Someone you care about who is abusing codeine is at risk for addiction but also for a fatal overdose. Signs of opioid overdose4 include shallow breathing or stopped breathing, weak or slow pulse and heart rate, loss of consciousness or lack of response to others, and clammy, cool, pale skin. If you notice these symptoms in someone misusing codeine or another opioid, get emergency medical help right away. Be especially alert to signs of overdose if this person is combining codeine with other opioids, with alcohol or with benzodiazepines.
We provide holistic care and treatment using an individualized approach specifically tailored to your needs. Our holistic care and treatment is based on the best scientific evidence available. Secondly, we help you lead a healthy, substance-free life with adaptive coping and problem-solving skills. Don’t let Codeine addiction control your life. Our addiction professionals can help you get on a path of recovery, significantly changing your life. Contact us today for more information on our certified staff of professionals, as well as our first-rate facilities.