Codeine Addiction

Codeine Addiction Treatment in Houston, TX

Into Action Recovery Centers offers high quality, customized codeine abuse treatment programs. Our staff is experienced in working with patients who are addicted to codeine and other prescription narcotics, and will work with you to overcome the addiction and to identify alternative solutions to treat any underlying medical condition that required use of the drug. If your addiction is the result of using codeine without an underlying medical cause, we will provide you with the tools to successfully overcome your addiction. We offer a range of rehabilitation treatment options, from long-term residential programs to outpatient treatment and support programs. Clear Lake Recovery can get you started on the path toward freedom from your addiction, so you can live your life to the fullest.

Codeine is the most widely used narcotic used by the medical community today. It is used to provide relief from moderate pain and as a cough suppressant. The drug is also known as Cody, T, T-three, and Fours. It is most often taken orally as a pill for pain relief and is used in liquid form for cough suppressants. Codeine is addictive due to its narcotic symptoms, which include a euphoric state; many patients self-medicate and abuse the drug, leading to addiction.

There is a large underground market for codeine, leading to prescription fraud on the part of patients and doctors who provide the drug for sale. In addition, it is relatively easy for addicted patients to “shop” doctors to obtain multiple prescriptions to supply their increasing need for codeine in order to produce the same levels of euphoria or pain relief.

Codeine is found in opium and is manufactured from morphine. While codeine produces less respiratory depression and analgesia than morphine, use of the drug can result in respiratory distress, seizures, confusion and loss of consciousness. Continued use causes the brain to slow and can stop the production of endorphins, which results in severe pain.

Many users feel that, since codeine is a prescribed drug, they cannot become addicted to its use and, since they can continue to get prescriptions, they are not addicted. At Into Action, we recognize the difficulty in convincing the addict that help is needed to treat their codeine abuse. Our compassionate, experienced staff works with each addict to prepare you for the challenges you will face during recovery and develop a custom treatment and support program to provide you with the best opportunity for success.

Our staff is available 24/7 to answer your questions and to begin the admissions process to start you on your recovery. Into Action’s codeine addiction center is located near Houston, Texas and we take admissions from around the country.

Call today to speak to our admissions staff to see how we can help you or a loved one overcome their codeine addiction.