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Codeine Withdrawal

Although it is sometimes associated with common cold medicine, codeine has earned its reputation for being a serious drug with real consequences when abused. Codeine withdrawal symptoms are unpleasant and, if dependency is severe or has lasted for years, can require specialized treatment to manage. If you suffer from a codeine addiction and are currently experiencing withdrawal, call today to be matched with a top codeine rehab facility that is accepting new patients. Participate in our pre-screening assessment to immediately connect with inpatient programs that support individuals in their addiction recovery. At BetterAddictionCare, our goal is to provide you with the resources and support that can help you finally break free from codeine addiction.

Codeine Withdrawal Symptoms

Codeine withdrawal symptoms can vary between individuals and are often contingent on the duration of abuse and dosages that were regularly ingested. The physical symptoms of codeine withdrawal can include cravings for the drug, a runny nose and eyes, stomach and muscle pain, chills, nausea and vomiting, and headaches. Fever-like symptoms, including sweating and diarrhea, are also very common and can lead to fatigue, weakness, and dehydration. Successfully coping with codeine withdrawal symptoms can depend on the quality of the rehab center chosen and the specialized skills of the highly trained staff that work to offer patients a medically-assisted detox to minimize discomfort. Our nationwide network of alternative rehab programs open up the possibility of individualized and cost-effective addiction care for those struggling with codeine addiction.

Generally, the symptoms of codeine withdrawal can be expected to begin about 8 hours after the last dose, peak after a few days, and continue for as long as a few months after the final dose. Monitoring physicians may opt to prescribe carefully dosed medications that may help manage particularly challenging symptoms. If deemed safe, muscle relaxants and antihypertensive, anti-anxiety and opiate antagonist drugs may become part of a customized treatment plan to increase the withdrawal process' chances for success and to make detox as safe and comfortable as possible.

In addition, codeine withdrawal symptoms can include conditions which affect psychology and mood. Addicts who stop taking codeine after a period of abuse may experience anxiety, irritability, and depression. Insomnia and sleeping disorders can also plague recovering addicts. Individuals with especially severe dependencies must find the right addiction counseling professionals to help guard against the most severe psychological symptoms, such as delusions, hallucinations, and racing, suicidal, and homicidal thoughts - all disorders that can be difficult to control on one's own. Our addiction recovery network acts as a premier resource center for addicts and their loved ones to find top specialists who have the skills necessary to aid those who want to get sober and start healing after an immediate facility admission.

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