Narcotic drugs including codeine can be taken safely and successfully for many patients but may present problems for some. It is a prescription medication used to treat mild to moderate pain. It has the potential to be habit-forming and carries stern warnings on the label in regard to use and possible dangers. Because of its addictive nature, codeine should not be prescribed to people who have become addicted to drugs or alcohol in the past. Codeine warnings can include tolerance, physical and psychological dependence, withdrawal and overdose. The medication should never be shared or stored in a place where anyone else has access to it. Codeine and other narcotics are subject to misuse, abuse, recreational use, theft and diversion for illicit means.
Specific Codeine Warnings and Risks
Dangerous side effects, even death, can occur when codeine is combined with other substances that share the property of depressing the central nervous system. Alcohol tops this list, along with other narcotics, sedatives, hypnotics and tranquilizers. Because of this, it’s important for people taking codeine to check all food and drug labels for signs of alcohol. Most people who develop prescription painkiller addiction don’t intend to. Taking an opiate drug for a prolonged time can cause patients to develop a tolerance to codeine, meaning the drug’s effects are diminished and patients must take increasingly larger doses to experience effects. This can lead to addiction quickly. Patients who stop taking codeine suddenly after extended use can experience very unpleasant withdrawal symptoms, which could prove serious. These can include strong drug cravings, nausea, body aches and seizures.
In-Hospital Anesthesia Detox for Codeine Addiction
Waismann Method knows the importance of safe use of opiates. We have treated thousands of people from around the world with our rapid detox and other forms of medical detox for codeine addiction and dependence . If rapid detox is chose, codeine dependency can be eliminated in less than two hours . Our program begins with in-hospital medical tests to determine whether there are any underlying medical issues at play. Detox is then performed by our professional medical staff and uses intravenous medicine to cleanse opiates from patients’ opiate receptors. Patients are resting lightly under sedation during this procedure, which speeds up withdrawal symptoms. We usually ask that patients to make a inpatient commitment to us for 5 to 7 days, which is much less time than most opiate detox facilities. In most cases , patients spend a couple days at the hospital and the remainder at our recovery center Domus Retreat, where therapies such as counseling, biofeedback, massage and relaxation are provided in order to ensure comfort and success of the recovery phase.
If privacy , safety and success are your goal when receiving codeine treatment, the Waismann treatment is your only choice. We are located in one single location, based in So. California where we receive patients from all over the world. For more information of what options we can provide you, call today at 310-205-0808.