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What is a Codeine Detox?

Though it is often thought to be non-habit forming, codeine does belong to the same family of opiate medications like morphine, Vicodin, OxyContin, etc. and is, therefore, possible to become dependent on it and eventually form an addiction. With regular use, physical dependency is likely and you’ll feel painful withdrawal symptoms when discontinuing using the drug. At Allure in West Palm Beach, we can help you relieve your fears and pain of withdrawal with our Safe and Comfortable Medical Detox.

Codeine Detox Program

What is Codeine?

Codeine is a highly addictive opioid pain reliever used to treat mild to moderately severe pain. It is also used, usually in combination with other medications, to reduce coughing such as cough syrup. Codeine is available as a single-ingredient product, or in combination with acetaminophen or aspirin, and in some cough and cold medications.

Because of the popularity codeine syrup has with some celebrities and the miseducation of it not having any consequence, it has to lead to many unexpected individuals to become dependent and creating an addiction to codeine, therefore, experiencing withdrawal symptoms when the user reducing their intake or quits the drug. Because the use of codeine syrup is used typically not for the intention to become a frequent user, it is thought that when a user does become addicted and starts having withdrawal symptoms, that they are easy enough to detox at home. This can be very uncomfortable and very dangerous.

Is Detox From Codeine Necessary?

Detoxing with no therapy or professional help can create a low chance of the user staying sober because there will be drug cravings after having used for long periods of time.

Withdrawal varies, of course, with everyone. There are many factors such as health, age, genetics, mental health, other drug use and history with substance abuse.  Some users often don’t know they’ve built up a tolerance to codeine and mistake their withdrawal symptoms as the flu. Codeine is a short-acting opioid so withdrawal symptoms start and end earlier than the longer-acting opioids, such as Methadone.

Codeine’s withdrawal timeline typically begins within 24 hours of the last dose but can start as soon as 8 hours. However, a majority of symptoms will subside after 5 days of detox.

Because detoxing from codeine varies from person to person, it is never suggested to detox at home or alone. Medical supervision, such as Allure’s Medical Detox, should be sought out when detoxing from codeine or any other substance.

What you can expect when detoxing from codeine:

  • Headaches
  • Insomnia
  • Muscle aches
  • Fever
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Sweating
  • Stomach pains
  • Diarrhea
  • Dehydration
  • Depression
  • Cravings

Getting Help For Codeine Addiction

Most physical symptoms wear off after a week. Drug cravings, however, can last for years if left untreated and therefore should be followed up with continued care and support groups. The psychological symptoms of withdrawal, such as depression, can last for months after a user quits.

The user’s method of detox will play a role in the duration of withdrawal. Quitting “cold turkey” is the quickest way to rid the body of codeine. A taper method can take weeks or even months, but it’s usually doesn’t end well and the user is back on the addiction cycle. If you are looking for a Codeine detox in West Palm Beach, Florida, for yourself or for someone you care about, then you need to speak to one of our Codeine addiction specialists at Allure Detox.

Our Codeine Detox Facility in West Palm Beach

Detox is the first step when it comes to overcoming a codeine addiction. Codeine users should detox in a medical environment to safely manage withdrawal symptoms such as our facility in West Palm Beach. We offer inpatient and outpatient treatment programs, which offer medical detox services for codeine users. We have a team of specialists that will administer a confidential assessment and see if Allure Detox is the right treatment center for yourself or a loved one.

Allure Detox specializes in helping our clients rid their bodies of the uncomfortable effects of codeine addiction. Our experts can help you get your life back on track. You can count on us to keep your information confidential. We have the best West Palm Beach Codeine detox services assisting men, women, and families throughout the country. Located in South Florida, our tranquil detox center is surrounded by sunny skies and year-round comfortable temperatures, within close distance to the Atlantic Ocean.

Detoxing from a Codeine addiction can be dangerous and challenging if not done correctly. Our clinical team is available to work with you and make your recovery from Codeine dependence less painful. Don’t delay your recovery any further and get professional help today.

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