Dihydrocodeine is a semi-synthetic opioid used for purposes including post-operative pain relief, shortness of breath and cough suppression. It is commonly available as tablets, elixirs and in other oral forms. Dihydrocodeine was first sold in Germany in the early 1900s when researchers were looking for more efficient cough suppressants to prevent the spread of pneumonia, tuberculosis, pertussis and other conditions. This drug, as with all prescription medications, brings with it the risk for side effects that can range from mild to severe and depend on the person taking the medication. Other risks include allergic reaction, food and drug interactions, development of tolerance, physical and/or psychological dependence, addiction, withdrawal and the possibility of overdose. All opioid medications, including Dihydrocodeine have addiction risks.
Dihydrocodeine can also cause feelings of relaxation, sedation, and euphoria which can cause some to escalate use. Taking an additional quantity of this medication is very dangerous. A prescription for Dihydrocodeine is accompanied by directions on use, dosage and special warnings and precautions. Specific guidelines ensure safety and effectiveness of the drug. Recreational use of Dihydrocodeine and other opioids is typical but very dangerous. So many people receive narcotic prescriptions for serious conditions. However, tolerance can develop with regular use, causing patients to need more and more to achieve desired effects. Opioid Tolerance can be a dangerous turning point for many people. The escalation of use can lead quickly to a dependency that is both physical and mental. Patients who become dependent upon their prescription medications should not feel alone.
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Most patients are not at fault if they develop an addiction to Dihydrocodeine or other medications. This can happen to anyone with regular or prolonged use. Getting treatment for this problem is the best possible option, and safe, medical detox may be necessary. Waismann Method is well known for tackling prescription drug addiction with a safe, humane and discreet approach. Patients benefit from our thorough approach to addiction that includes an effective detox and recovery aftercare. Our rapid anesthesia detoxification takes place in the privacy of an accredited hospital and uses specific medication to rid patients’ opiate receptors of Dihydrocodeine. During this time, patients rest comfortably under sedation. They awake without the awareness that accelerated withdrawal took place.
Our rapid detox procedure contains and manages withdrawal symptoms which can be brutal and life-endangering if not correctly treated. We don’t use other opiates – sometimes called opiate replacements – to treat addiction. These include Suboxone, Subutex, and methadone. Our rapid detox for opiates takes less than two hours, and the required hospital stay is 2 to 3 days with an additional few days at our recovery center.
Our Dihydrocodeine medical detox treatments have one exclusive location based in So. California. This treatment gets you back to life, career, and family much quicker than other treatment programs. Additional treatment is available at our Domus Retreat aftercare program. Domus Retreat offers therapeutic, relaxing and holistic services to ensure patients return to a productive, opiate-free life when they are ready.
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