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The Effects of Codeine

Effects of Codeine

 

Effects of CodeineCodeine is most commonly used for legitimate medicinal purposes as a painkiller and/or cough suppressant. The short lived effects of codeine help suppress coughs and relieve pain, they are very similar to the effects of other opiate drugs as they stimulate the brain’s receptors by providing positive feelings. The initial effects of codeine can be very pleasant and enjoyable for its users, however once the effects wear off the experience isn’t so pleasant. Despite codeine being a prescription medication, if improperly used or recreationally used, it can cause serious damage to one’s life and overall health.

Codeine can cause very adverse and dangerous effects, both short term and long term. The long term effects worsen over time with continued use, therefore the longer a person uses codeine, the more negative the effects are. Codeine is both an addictive and dangerous drug as it can essentially ruin an individual’s life in multiple aspects. Keeping a sharp lookout for the symptoms of codeine addiction is imperative. A codeine use problem will not only affect your overall health, it will affect your relationships, career, finances and more.

In addition to causing health complications such as liver damage and impaired cognitive functioning, the effects can cause one to experience broken relationships with friends and family, job loss, and financial distress. Among the permanent health detriments of codeine, overdose and toxicity of codeine is not only life threatening but can render one’s motor abilities completely useless.

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Short and Long Term Effects of Codeine

The manner in which codeine will affect any given person is generally contingent upon their longevity of use, as well as the amount used. Some of the more common short and long-term effects of a codeine use problem includes:

  • Acute pancreatitis
  • Major depression
  • Dry mouth
  • Lack of sex drive
  • Urinary retention
  • Liver damage
  • Kidney damageShort and Long Term Effects of Codeine
  • Heightened pain sensitivity
  • Uncontrollable muscle twitches
  • Muscle spasms and cramps
  • Seizures
  • Stomach bleeding
  • Tremors
  • Cardiovascular malfunctions
  • Impaired cognitive functioning
  • Disorientation
  • Decreased muscle tone
  • Nausea
  • Constipation
  • Decreased respiration
  • Itching
  • Impotence
  • Blurred vision
  • Hallucinations
  • Slurred speech
  • Decreased heart rate and blood pressure
  • Coma
  • Death

 

The effects of codeine misuse or abuse are especially dangerous when the substance is mixed with another substance, especially alcohol. The effects of codeine abuse can also be especially in the case of an overdose, which can be deadly. None of the effects of codeine abuse are positive, and some can cause irreversible damage, however recovery from a codeine use problem is possible!

 

Recover Your Life From Codeine Today!

Recover Your Life From Codeine Today!

A codeine use problem can essentially ruin your whole life however it is possible to recover your life. Although your codeine use problem may have caused irreversible damage in some aspects, you still have the opportunity to recover your life from the aspects which can be repaired from damage. If you or a loved one are currently suffering from the effects of a codeine use problem, we strongly encourage you to seek help today! At Harbor Village we will provide you with comprehensive codeine addiction treatment services to help you recover your life from the detriments of the effects of codeine use. Make the brave decision to get clean today. call our 24/7 helpline now to speak with one of our knowledgeable representatives about how to get started!

 

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