When doctors prescribe some medication to their patients with the idea of reducing their pain, they use Codeine. It presents itself as a tablet and is one of the ingredients in cough syrup. 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. Codeine is a drug that can mess up your life and even though it is easily available and has been made popular by music and TV industry, it is still a dangerous drug.
Codeine is an opiate drug which is sometimes referred to as a narcotic. Oxycodone, heroin, and Morphine are also part of the opiate group. Cough syrup, Coties, T-three's and Schoolboy are some of the names Codeine has on the streets.
Effects Of Codeine Abuse
Codeine use mostly starts with a prescription for a Codeine-based cough syrup. 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. A high number of Codeine user's begin to rely on the drug to cope with their physical pain and ultimately their emotional pain. 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:
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.
Addiction To Codeine
The overuse of medicine for a cough can cause the addiction of Codeine. Because the general thought that Codeine is no as hard as another opiate, the people who use it may think it's no as dangerous.
As an opiate, Codeine user's run a high risk of developing a tolerance and ultimately an addiction to it. In spite of being used initially to ease legitimate conditions, Codeine is often abused as tolerance develops.
Codeine is known as a gateway drug to other narcotics, including Morphine and even Heroin.
Many people go past using Codeine. user's tend to combine it with others drugs like alcohol to get a stronger effect. 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 will be a suitable treatment for whatever it is you are addicted to.
Codeine is one of the substances used to make "Purple Drank". Purple Drank is made from combining prescription cough syrup containing Codeine with a fizzy drink like Sprite or Mountain Dew to allow one to take it in large amounts. Other names include syrup, sizzurp and lean.
Many TV shows and songs point out purple drank, a negative aspect of the actual popular culture. 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. 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
Get in touch with someone who can help you if you're ready to take you life back from a Codeine addiction by calling 0800 772 3971.