Codeine is the pain medication that is prescribed to treat mild to moderate pain. Their ingredients allow them the reduce the cough of a patient and it can be found in the form of tablets. 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. Regardless of the straightforwardness with which Codeine can be obtained and the medication's glamorization in mainstream culture, it is still a conceivably fatal medication that can make lives get out of control.
Codeine is an opiate drug which is sometimes referred to as a narcotic. In the same class of opiates as Codeine are oxycodone, heroin, and Morphine. Cough syrup, Coties, Schoolboy and T-three's are street names you may have heard for Codeine.
Effects Of Abusing Codeine
Codeine abuse usually develops from taking a cough syrup with Codeine as the main ingredient. Acquiring and abusing Codeine has become relatively easy, as it is considered less dangerous than some opiates such as Morphine and OxyContin. Many Codeine user's develop a habit of using the drug to deal with all of their physical pain and eventually their emotional pain as well. Please get help for yourself or a loved one misusing Codeine.
The effects of Codeine are no as strong as those of Morphine but are very similar.
Signs of Codeine use are:
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.
Depending On Codeine
Codeine, taken either as a tablet or syrup continuously can become an addiction. Codeine is no considered to be as potent or addictive as its opiate family members, due to the fact that it can respite its user's into a bogus sense of security.
As an opiate, Codeine user's run a high risk of developing a tolerance and ultimately an addiction to it. 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.
It is rare people just stay on Codeine. To maximize their feeling of high user's sometimes mix it with other substances and/or alcohol. 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. There are ways to know if someone has a Codeine addiction.
Others believe that Codeine is only a portion of a bigger network of addictions. Very often it is the drug that leads to further consumption of other opiates such as 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. For any kind of drug you use, there is a treatment solution.
Purple drank comes from Codeine cough syrup. 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. Other names are lean, syrup and sizzurp.
Many TV shows and songs point out purple drank, a negative aspect of the actual popular culture. Artists like Lil' Wayne and Three 6 Mafia in their songs have named it.
Rapper Lil' Wayne went to the intensive care unit in March 2013 with unconsciousness and seizures caused by an extremely high level of Codeine. 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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