Codeine is used to treat mild to moderate pain as a prescription painkiller. It is the main ingredient in prescription-grade cough suppressants and comes in tablet form. When Codeine is mixed with Acetaminophen, Tylenol 3 is produced. Many people around the world are addicted to Codeine nowadays, and even when it's effects are no as hard as other drugs like Morphine, it is dangerous. 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. Oxycodone, heroin, and Morphine are also part of the opiate group. Cough syrup, Coties, Schoolboy and T-three's are street names you may have heard for Codeine.
Codeine Consequences And Abuse
Many times people get exposed to Codeine through a medical prescription before addiction. 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.
The effects of Codeine are no as strong as those of Morphine but are very similar.
Codeine produces reactions such as:
Although some people believe that Codeine seems harmless, side effects of it range from constipation and drowsiness to respiratory failure and blindness. Codeine can be lethal in big doses.
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 can get to other opiate drugs when they start consuming Codeine, because it is the door to Morphine and possibly 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. There are ways to know if someone has a Codeine addiction.
Some people have Codeine as one item of a long list of drugs they use. Oxycodone and Morphine are two drugs that can be the result of starting consuming Codeine.
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 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. It can also be known as 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.
Due to tremendously high levels of Codeine, Rapper Lil' Wayne was admitted to intensive care unit in March 2013 with fits and unconsciousness. He survived but was in critical condition, and to remove the drug from his system his stomach was pumped three times.
Getting Rid Of Your Codeine Addiction
Get in contact with the professionals that can help you to get rid of Codeine dependency and regain the control of your life by calling 0800 772 3971.