Codeine Substance Abuse Overview

What is Codeine?

Commonly known as Tylenol 3, Codeine is considered the most widely used Opiate in the world for medical treatment.  It is used to treat mild to moderate pain and cough suppression. Commonly known as Tylenol 3, Codeine falls into the category of Opiates and is metabolized like morphine through Glucuronic acid. Less potent than morphine,

Harmful Effects

Though it has less abuse potential than other opiates, Codeine can be dangerous and may cause dependency if not used as prescribed.As with other Opiates, Codeine is used as a recreational druy and can be abused for the high it produces.

Withdrawal

Withdrawl from Codeine is relatively mild when compared to other opiates.

Symptoms and Side-Effects

  • Cravings
  • Sweating
  • Runny nose
  • Sleeping problems
  • Yawning
  • Cramps
  • Weakness,
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Chills
  • Vomiting
  • Irritability.

Treatment

In order to minimize the effects of withdrawal, it is recommended to gradually reduce the use of Codeine with the help of a healthcare professional rehabilitation facility like Inspirations for Youth.  Opiate detox can be difficult to overcome and may require medical supervision.

For all treatment needs and levels of care, Inspirations’ employs a team of qualified and caring teen addiction treatment professionals, offering a Treatment Program for Adolescents/Teens, who are demonstrating destructive, rebellious, and defiant behaviors resulting in personal and family dysfunction. Our goal in teen addiction treatment is to treat the disease, build the teen’s self confidence and reunite the family. Our teen prescription drug addiction treatment programs are designed around a positive environment to boost the teens self-esteem and produce long term results.

The teen addiction treatment combines a motivational program with the “accountability” concept, emphasizing, respect for family, respect for others, and a teamwork approach towards daily goals and accomplishments. During your teens enrollment to our Teen Prescription Addiction Treatment Center we will tailor a personal educational plan for your teenager. Inspirations for Youth and Families offer an “On-Site” Preparatory format school program in order for our teens to maintain High School Credits.