Codeine is a prescription pain medication used to treat mild to moderate pain. 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. Codeine has very strong and addictive properties for those who use it around the globe, in spite of being less potent than its drug relative Morphine. Even though Codeine is glamorized in popular culture and easily accessible, it still remains a unsafe and potentially lethal drug that can destroy lives.
Codeine is a sedative also called opiate or a narcotic drug. 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 Abuse And Effects
Many times people get exposed to Codeine through a medical prescription before addiction. Acquiring and abusing Codeine has become relatively easy, as it is considered less dangerous than some opiates such as 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 someone you love has a Codeine related problem.
Codeine can cause the same reactions that Morphine, even when it is no as strong.
Codeine's effects include:
Despite the fact that some people consider Codeine to be nontoxic, drowsiness, constipation, loss of sight and even respiratory failure are among the side effects. Codeine can kill if taken in large amounts.
The overuse of medicine for a cough can cause the addiction of Codeine. 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.
A high risk of developing a tolerance and eventually a dependence on Codeine is because it's an opiate. Though the use of Codeine may have started innocently as a relief for a real pain, continued use may end in dependency.
Codeine is the drug people usually start with before they move to Morphine or even Heroin.
It is rare people just stay on Codeine. user's crave a high that Codeine no longer can provide and will even try mixing it with alcohol and other drugs. Central nervous system depression is caused by both Codeine and alcohol, and their combination can lead to severe levels of depression in the brain and respiratory system. There are ways to know if someone has a Codeine addiction.
Codeine is just part of the bigger puzzle of drugs some people use daily. Codeine is usually the starting point to the use of other stronger narcotics like Oxycodone and 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.
Codeine cough syrup is used in the production of "purple drank". 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.
Purple drank has been disturbingly hyped in popular culture, being referenced throughout several songs and TV shows. Artists like Lil' Wayne and Three 6 Mafia in their songs have named it.
After passing out and several convulsions because of the abuse of Codeine, Lil' Wayne had to go under therapy during March 2013. He had his stomach pumped three times to remove the drug, and though he survived, he remained in a critical condition for a time.
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