Codeine is used to treat mild to moderate pain as a prescription painkiller. It is available in tablet form and as the main ingredient in the prescription-grade cough suppressants. To get more benefits, sometimes the Codeine is mixed with acetaminophen, the result is called Tylenol 3. Despite the fact that Codeine is less intense than its medication relative Morphine, it holds strong and addictive properties for the numerous individuals who manhandle it around the world. 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.
Sometimes called a narcotic, Codeine is an opiate. Other opiates to name a few are oxycodone, heroin and Morphine. Cough syrup, coties, schoolboy ad t-three's are some of the street names of Codeine.
Effects Of Abusing Codeine
In many cases Codeine abuse begins with using a prescription for a Codeine-based cough syrup. Acquiring and abusing Codeine has become relatively easy, as it is considered less dangerous than some opiates such as Morphine and OxyContin. Codeine addiction can be developed when used to help with physical pain and then also emotional pain. Get help now, if you or someone you love has a Codeine related problem.
Despite the fact that Codeine is less intoxicating than Morphine, it presents similar effects.
Signs of Codeine use are:
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The abuse of Codeine can cause sleepiness, difficult bowel movement, blindness and breathing problems. Codeine can be lethal in big doses.
Continued abuse of Codeine in its cough medicine or pill form, may easily lead to addiction. Many people don't realize just how powerful and addictive Codeine can be and they fall into an imaginary safe world of using Codeine instead of other opiates.
As an opiate, Codeine user's run a high risk of developing a tolerance and ultimately an addiction to it. Numerous individuals start utilising Codeine to diminish a pain, it is every now and again manhandled as the system becomes tolerant to it.
Codeine is the drug people usually start with before they move to Morphine or even Heroin.
Many people continue to do drugs after using Codeine. 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. Learn the standards of identifying Codeine addiction today.
In a few people's opinion, Codeine is only a piece of a larger web of addictions. Very often it is the drug that leads to further consumption of other opiates such as Oxycodone or Morphine.
It is essential to be honest and to describe all of your addictions with a counsellor because the multiple drugs in a user's system can change the way treatment is administered. There is a treatment solution for any kind of drug that you use.
Purple drank is made using Codeine cough syrup and other substances. Purple Drank is a mixture of a prescription cold medication with a soda drink like Sprite or Mountain Dew, plus ice and Jolly Rancher candies often added for colour and taste. Other names include syrup, sizzurp and lean.
Purple drank has been popularized in pop 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. Even though he survived, his stomach was pumped three times to eliminate the drug from his system leaving him in critical state.
Beating A Codeine Addiction
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