Over time codeine generally lose their effectiveness, causing users to need an increased When a person develops a dependency on codeine they become highly susceptible to experiencing symptoms of withdrawal. The onset of withdrawal symptoms generally onsets when a person has significantly reduced their use or completely stopped using the drug. Codeine withdrawal symptoms can range from mild to severe and can also be potentially life-threatening. Individuals who have used the drug in excessive amounts and/or for long periods of time tend to experience the more severe symptoms. Not only do the withdrawal symptoms of codeine vary in their strength, they can also interrupt one's ability to accomplish simple.Withdrawal from codeine generally happens in two phases, the first phase generally onsets within the first few hours of one’s last dose. The second phase occurs as the body readjusts to functioning without codeine. Physical withdrawal symptoms are usually strongest during the initial withdrawal phase, however most symptoms subside within two weeks. Nonetheless, cravings and behavioral symptoms associated with codeine withdrawal can last for months or years.
Common Signs and Symptoms of Withdrawal
Loss of appetite
Nausea and vomiting
Abrupt mood swings
Aches and pains
Intense drug cravings
Chills and goosebumps
Runny eyes and nose
Codeine Withdrawal in a Nut Shell
Individuals who go through withdrawal from codeine will experience both physical and mental symptoms. The physical symptoms are especially dangerous if not treated by a medical professional. However, the psychological symptoms usually take longer to recover from
Many of the symptoms of withdrawal are a reversal of codeine side effects, for instance, codeine can cause constipation in its users but it can cause a user to develop diarrhea during their withdrawal. Also, codeine can cause sleepiness, however when users go through withdrawal it can cause insomnia. Withdrawal symptoms can be very unpleasant and uncomfortable which is often the reason why individuals make the choice stay stay dependent on the drug in spite of the consequences caused by the drug.
The severity of withdrawal symptoms from codeine can be treated in order to minimize their effects and discomfort. As with any other drug, withdrawal from codeine should always be done under the care of a medical professional. At Harbor Village we offer comprehensive detox treatment services to help you get a fresh start to embark on your journey of recovery. By choosing us you can be assured that you will have a complete and successful recovery from addiction. We not only detox treatment services but we also offer comprehensive addiction and recovery services such as inpatient rehab, to help provide you with all your treatment needs under one roof. Get started on your path to recovery today at Harbor Village and prevent an avoidable codeine overdose. Going through withdrawal doesn’t have to be a painful experience, you can be guaranteed that we will provide you with a virtually painless and comforting experience during your process of withdrawal. Call us today to to recover your life from addiction.
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