Codeine Addiction and Abuse in York North Yorkshire

More About Codeine


Codeine is usually recommended for mild to moderate pain relief. It is available in tablet form and as the main ingredient in the prescription-grade cough suppressants. Tylenol 3 is a combination of Codeine and acetaminophen, and is another popular pain reliever. For many people who abuse Codeine round the globe, it still holds the strong and addictive properties, though it is less potent than its drug relative Morphine. 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 can be considered as a narcotic because it belongs to the group of opiate. Other names of opiates include oxycodone, heroin and Morphine. Cough syrup, coties, schoolboy ad t-three's are some of the street names of Codeine.


Codeine Abuse And Effects

Codeine use mostly starts with 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). Firstly people use the drug to treat a pain on their body, but later they use it for an emotional pain too. Look for the right assistance now if you know some who is going through a Codeine addiction.


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

Examples of the effects of Codeine are

  • Exaltation
  • Dullness
  • Sleepiness
  • Relaxation

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.


Addiction To 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.

A high risk of developing a tolerance and eventually a dependence on Codeine is because it's an opiate. 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 crave a high that Codeine no longer can provide and will even try mixing it with alcohol and other drugs. 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.


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Other Drugs And Codeine

In a few people's opinion, Codeine is only a piece of a larger web of addictions. Sometimes, it is the gateway drug into addiction to other materials, especially other narcotics 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. For any kind of drug you use, there is a treatment solution.


Purple Drank

Codeine is one of the substances used to make "Purple Drank". Prescription-grade (Codeine) cough syrup and soft drinks, such as Sprite or Mountain Dew are combined together for the consumption of large doses of Purple Drank that is a recreational form of this drug. It can also be known as lean, syrup and sizzurp.

Purple Drank has been popularized and glorified in popular culture through music and TV shows. Artists like Lil' Wayne and Three 6 Mafia have helped to glorify it in their songs.

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.


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.