Codeine Addiction and Abuse in South Yorkshire South Yorkshire

More About Codeine


Codeine is used to treat mild to moderate pain as a prescription painkiller. Their ingredients allow them the reduce the cough of a patient and it can be found in the form of tablets. To get more benefits, sometimes the Codeine is mixed with acetaminophen, the result is called Tylenol 3. 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. It is a dangerous and potentially deadly drug, despite the ease with which Codeine can be obtained and the glamorization of the drug in popular culture.


Codeine can be considered as a narcotic because it belongs to the group of opiate. Oxycodone, heroin, and Morphine are included in other drugs amongst the opiate category. Cough syrup, Coties, T-three's and Schoolboy are some of the names Codeine has on the streets.


Effects Of Abusing Codeine

In many cases Codeine abuse begins with using a prescription for a Codeine-based cough syrup. Getting and abusing Codeine is relatively easy as it is less regulated than some opiates that are considered to be more dangerous (like Morphine and OxyContin). Making Codeine a cure-all for any pain, physical or emotional, becomes an escape route for many user's. If you or a loved one is suffering from a Codeine problem, get assistance now.


It may no be as strong as Morphine, but it produces the same kind of reactions.

Examples of the effects of Codeine are

  • Elation
  • Apathy
  • Sleepiness
  • Reduced Activity

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

Continued abuse of Codeine in its cough medicine or tablet form may develop the addiction to this drug. 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.


Codeine is known as a gateway drug to other narcotics, including Morphine and even Heroin.

Many people continue to do drugs after using Codeine. user's crave a high that Codeine no longer can provide and will even try mixing it with alcohol and other drugs. Mixing Codeine and alcohol can result into perilous levels of depression in the brain and respiratory system, due to the fact that both of them are both central nervous system (CNS) depressants. Learn the standards of identifying Codeine addiction today.


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Codeine Plus Other Drugs

In a few people's opinion, Codeine is only a piece of a larger web of addictions. It is viewed as the first step towards addiction to other substances, especially opiates like 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. There will be a suitable treatment for whatever it is you are addicted to.


Purple Drank

Codeine cough syrup is used to produce "purple drank". 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.

Praised in popular culture, Purple Drank has been referenced throughout multiple songs and TV shows. Lil' Wayne and Three 6 Mafia have songs that talked about Purple Drank.

On March 2013, the rapper Lil' Wayne was admitted to the intensive care unit due to Codeine abuse that caused him seizures and unconsciousness. He survived but was in critical condition, and to remove the drug from his system his stomach was pumped three times.


Overcoming A Codeine Dependence

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