- Taking more codeine than you were prescribed.
- Purchasing it from sources other than your doctor
- Withdrawing from hobbies and fun activities
- Stealing codeine from others
- Using it recreationally
- Poor performance at work, at school, or even failing to attend
- Avoiding family and friends
- Continuing to abuse codeine after financial or legal problems
- Being unable to stop using codeine.
Those are just a few of the scenes that you could use help. There are many others.
Physical Signs of Codeine Abuse
All too often, people believe that, as codeine is less potent than other opioids, using too much of it is “safe.” This is not the case. Physical symptoms of codeine abuse include:
- Short breath
While those symptoms may not seem severe, they worsen as your tolerance to codeine increases, thus making them worse.
How Arision Treatment Can Help
Many of those struggling with codeine abuse first come to our detox. There, our medical staff helps you to detoxify, cleansing your body of the toxins. No detox is ever “easy,” but we can make the process easier on you. Then, many move into either our IOP or PHP. Both provide intensive outpatient services with a holistic approach. We don’t just treat your codeine addiction, rather, we treat its underlying causes. Through individual and group therapy, skill development and more, we can empower you to not just get sober, but to have everything you need to be able to avoid relapse.
To start the process or to learn more, message us through our site or call.