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Are You Or A Loved One Addicted?
Spotting addiction in yourself or a loved one can be tricky. It’s possible that you don’t know what to look for. Substance abuse and addiction can look like each other. You don’t need to hit rock bottom or know exactly how severe your substance abuse problem is to go to rehab.
That said, it is helpful to check in on your drug use habits to determine which treatment option is best. Some common signs of drug addiction are:
- Continuous use beyond intended use of a prescription drug
- Needing more of the substance to get a high
- Feeling strange when the drug is not in your system
- Prioritizing friends who do the drug over friends who don’t
- Loss of interest in hobbies
- Frequently stealing money or resources needed to get the drug
- Irregular sleep patterns
- Tremors, increased sweating, bloodshot eyes
If you find that you or a loved one are experiencing most of this list, it is likely that you are addicted. In the case of codeine, it is prescribed as a painkiller and cough suppressant.
The National Institute of Drug Abuse reports that opioid addiction most commonly comes from the abuse of prescription drugs. Being an opiate means that someone abusing codeine can develop a chemical dependency. This would make it harder to stop using it for addiction-prone patients.
Finding Help for Codeine Addiction or Abuse
Seeking help for codeine addiction at a treatment center will give you the proper tools to change your life. It is okay to accept that help is needed.
Asking for help and seeking the right treatment center for your needs may seem difficult, but the results pay off in many cases. Research shows that continuous treatment over long periods of time is effective in ending drug abuse.
When looking for a recovery center and treatment option that meets your needs, ask yourself these questions:
- Do I feel safe by myself?
- Do I have coping skills for when I feel stressed?
- Do I have loved ones in the area?
- Would I like to learn more about substance abuse and addiction?
- Am I faithful or spiritual?
There are many views on treatment that a recovery center can take. Amethyst offers more intensive programs, more relaxed programs, and many different treatment options. Some of these include faith-based treatment, holistic treatment, and addiction education.
What Overdose on Codeine Looks Like
Overdosing from codeine is possible. Codeine becomes morphine when it enters the liver. Increasing codeine abuse means that more morphine will eventually end up in the bloodstream.
The amount of codeine a person needs to overdose depends on their genes and the nature of their addiction. Typically, 30 mg is prescribed for patients experiencing cough symptoms or pain. An overdose can end in death if it is between 500-1500 mg.
An overdose on codeine shows these symptoms:
- Respiratory depression (slow breathing)
- Blue lips and fingernails
- Lower body temperature
- Loss of motor control
If you or a loved one are starting to notice these symptoms, seek emergency healthcare immediately.
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What Is Inpatient Treatment?
Inpatient rehab or residential treatment is a very structured level of care. Patients work with a team of therapists, medical professionals and other addicts to create a treatment plan specific to their goals for drug rehab.
Nurses and therapists are on call during all hours of the day and each day of the week. This means that patients have access to help at any time they need it because they live in the recovery center.
A typical day during residential treatment consists of meals, exercise, group therapy, individual therapy, and medication management. There is also free time given to patients to spend outdoors, playing video games and art.
How Long Does Inpatient Treatment Last?
Addiction treatment lasts as long as an addicted person needs it to. The average length of stay for an Amethyst patient is about 2 weeks. Anyone is welcome to stay as long as they need.
After inpatient treatment, patients are encouraged to continue treatment with a day/night program or outpatient treatment. These programs are less intensive but still focus on therapy and medication management.
How Does Inpatient Treatment Help Patients?
Medical supervision is ensured at all times so that medical detox can be less painful. Codeine treatment will use different prescription drugs to replace the feelings provided by codeine. After medical detox, codeine addiction treatment becomes educational and therapeutic for the mental health.
There are a number of treatment options that are used to encourage sober living. Patients living in the treatment center are able to choose which of these helps them more.
Amethyst offers the following programs during residential treatment:
- Recovery Philosophy: learning about mindfulness and commitment to sober living
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: learning to readjust behaviors that lead to drug abuse
- Expressive Arts: using art as a mental health coping skill
- Relapse Prevention: learning skills to prevent relapse and understand triggers
- Anger Management: findings ways to end dangerous anger driven behavior
- Addiction Education: learning the causes of drug and alcohol addiction
- Psycho-Education: learning about mental health illness and co-occurring disorders
- Medical & Nursing Groups: discussing the physical effects of substance abuse on the body
These programs cover a wide range of topics. Patients may mix and match them, but Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is often encouraged on a regular basis.
How Does Inpatient Rehab Differ From Other Kinds Of Rehab?
Inpatient rehab is more intense and supervised. Because patients live in the treatment center, there is constant medical supervision.
When a patient is in residential treatment, they cannot use their social media and loved ones are encouraged to visit less often because the patient needs to focus on themselves. This is to prevent triggers that may hinder the addiction treatment process.
Inpatient rehab can be more intimate because patients live with other drug addicts in recovery. Sharing a room with someone else in addiction treatment makes for new and supportive friendships. Inpatient treatment is a break from daily living. It provides patients with the chance to get used to being clean and sober before they get back into a new routine.
Speak to an Addiction Specialist Now
End your codeine addiction today and make a treatment plan. Rehab for codeine will help to change the path of your life. Call Amethyst at (877) 957-6237 to talk to an addiction specialist who can help you make a plan for treatment. It helps to know exactly what makes each rehab facility special.
A good rehab facility can walk you through the steps for before, during and after residential treatment so that you understand the entire process. Do not be afraid to ask all the questions you need to. You want to be sure that you understand the journey you are about to take.
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If you or someone you love is suffering from the addiction, there is no reason to delay. Start working on a solution today. Our phones are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our staff are trained to deal with drug and alcohol problems of any kind, and will recommend the right treatment for you based on your situation. Call now!