Get Help Detoxing from Codeine at an Inpatient Facility
Codeine is a prescription pain reliever and is considered a high-risk drug for dependence and addiction. Derived from morphine, it is in the same class as other opioid prescriptions, such as Vicodin and Fentanyl and requires the assistance of a codeine detox facility to kick the habit. Every year in the United States, over 20,000 people die in overdose deaths related to opioids and their various forms.
Codeine is found in prescription cough, cold and flu medications, and is not given to children. The drug can cause decreased breathing and its use can be fatal for people under the age of 18. Risk of overdose and death from off-label use of codeine can happen to adults in the throes of addiction. But it is possible to get help detoxing from codeine at a codeine detox center.
Can codeine cause physical and psychological dependence?
Yes. Codeine is in a class of opioid derivatives and is the same type of drug as heroin. The United States is in the midst of an opioid epidemic because these drugs are so incredibly addictive. They increase feelings of euphoria and increase the brain’s production of dopamine, the feel-good hormone.
Codeine causes a physical dependence on the drug, meaning the person will use codeine to prevent withdrawal symptoms.
When do Codeine withdrawal symptoms start?
Withdrawal symptoms start within twelve hours of cessation.
How painful can Codeine withdrawal be?
There are early and late symptoms of codeine withdrawal. Early symptoms include the following:
Later-stage symptoms are as follows:
Withdrawal from codeine and other opioid derivatives is painful and unpleasant. This is one of the main reasons why many users relapse after cessation. Undergoing detox in a controlled environment, such as a medical detox facility, will greatly decrease this risk.
What medications can help treat codeine withdrawal symptoms?
Because codeine and other opioid withdrawal symptoms are so unpleasant, many patients require the use of legal, safe medication to help manage their symptoms and prevent relapse.
Not only are there medications to help treat stomach upset and the sleep disturbances that accompany codeine withdrawal, but there are legal prescription drugs on the market that help manage the cravings to use as well.
These drugs act to block the receptors in the brain that opioid drugs hook onto and create that euphoric, addictive high.
This drug does not help with withdrawal symptoms, but it does block the opioid receptors. This means that even if a user were to take codeine while also taking Naltrexone, they cannot get ‘high.’ Naltrexone is often used after codeine detox and as part of a long-term maintenance plan to remain drug-free. It can be taken via injection or ingested.
One of the most common and most effective pharmacological treatment options of opioid addiction, Methadone is a long-acting opioid that also blocks the receptors in the brain like Naltrexone. What makes Methadone different is it does prevent the start of withdrawal symptoms while also preventing the user from getting high. Methadone must be obtained at a special clinic and is not widely available.
This drug does not last as long as Methadone, but works the same, although not as potently. It can be taken in many forms, such as injection, tablet, film, skin patch, and implant that lasts up to six months.
How can a medical Codeine detox program help?
Codeine addiction, like all opioid addictions, is a difficult addiction to treat. Access to the drugs in the United States is plentiful, and the withdrawal symptoms so unpleasant as to increase the risk of relapse.
With a medical codeine detox program, users in recovery can be monitored and helped by trained medical staff and dedicated therapists. The patient can be given legal prescriptions to lessen the effects of withdrawal and keep the user in a controlled, supportive environment where they do not have access to codeine or other opioid derivatives.
Also, certain classes of special, specific drugs to prevent euphoria and getting ‘high’ can be
administered as a part of a long-term maintenance plan in the fight against opioid addiction.
With so many people dying of preventable opioid overdoses every year, families need the resources and proven support of a medical codeine detox program to help their loved ones in the grip of addiction.
Casa Capri is staffed with compassionate doctors and therapists trained in the latest skills and science in recovery from addiction. Please contact their accredited codeine rehabilitation center today and get help and feel empowered to make a life-long recovery from addiction.
The all-female staff at the codeine addiction rehab Center at Casa Capri is passionate about empowering young women to find the confidence, strength, and self-love to overcome addiction and live a long, joyful sober life. If you or a loved one is addicted to Codeine, take heart. There is hope and help available and it begins at our comfy and safe prescription drug detox center. This warm, home-like environment and our caring, compassionate team of doctors, therapists and counselors will support you 100% as you transition off all addictive substances. You needn’t wait any longer for relief. Call us now at 855-816-8826.
During your stay at our medically supervised codeine detox, you’ll be under the care of a doctor to ensure your safety and comfort. Because withdrawals from codeine are very serious and can be harmful to your health, we often prescribe medication to help you relax and alleviate distressing symptoms. Once you’re feeling better, you’ll begin your personalized addiction treatment program designed to heal your body, mind, and soul.
Casa Capri Recovery’s dually accredited rehab for codeine addiction is so successful because we understand the unique and sensitive needs women who are struggling with addiction encounter. Whether you’ve experienced trauma in your life, have multiple addiction types, body image issues, eating disorders or co-occurring mental conditions, we deliver the tools and skills necessary to build long-term recovery as you heal all parts of you. No matter what you’ve gone through, you’re not alone. We’ve helped women with similar obstacles rise above them and create beautiful lives in sobriety. Now it’s your turn. Pick up the phone and let your journey begin by calling us at 855-816-8826.
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