Codeine Withdrawal and Detox Westport, CT

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Codeine is an opioid pain medication. It is used to treat mild to severe types of pain as well as severe coughing. Codeine is an addictive drug that can cause physical and psychological dependence.

Like other opioid substances, it changes the brain chemistry. After a prolonged abuse, the brain becomes dependent on Codeine and is unable to function without it. When an addicted person abruptly cuts off the drug, the addict will experience withdrawal symptoms. Call Drug Treatment Centers Westport to learn more about withdrawal from Codeine.

Symptoms of Codeine withdrawal Westport, CT

Symptoms of Codeine withdrawal will vary from person to person. Each person experiences withdrawal symptoms diversely. These symptoms may include:

  • loss of appetite
  • nausea and vomiting
  • shallow breath
  • dizziness and drowsiness
  • confusion
  • muscle aches
  • mood swing
  • sleep problems and other uncomfortable symptoms.

How to detox from Codeine?

Drug addiction treatment frequently starts with detox. Detox is the process in which our body rids itself of drugs and of other toxins. There are several detox options.

Cold turkey

The fastest way to cut on Codeine is to stop the intake of the drug and to bear the withdrawal symptoms. The cravings and symptoms during cold turkey are severe. Therefore, medical help and supervision are needed.

Tapering off

Another alternative to stop using codeine is to taper off. The addicted person should reduce gradually the use of the drug. Thus, the addict will adapt to less and less codeine in the body and will be able to function without it.

Medical detoxification

Medical detoxification helps to reduce the Codeine usage and to manage withdrawal symptoms. Opiate substitutes such as Suboxone, Naltrexone, and Methadone can be used for Codeine detox.

Suboxone contains Naloxone and Buprenorphine. It blocks the effects of the drug and relieves withdrawal symptoms.

Naltrexone blocks the effects of Codeine and prevent relapse.

Methadone reduces cravings and helps to overcome withdrawal symptoms.

To have a safe detox contact Westport Drug Treatment Centers at 203-571-0064. We will help you!

 

Sources:

https://www.drugs.com/codeine.html

http://www.healthline.com/health/codeine-withdrawal#Treatment4

https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/drugfacts/treatment-approaches-drug-addiction

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