Free yourself from the pain and sickness of codeine withdrawal. Call Recovery Unplugged at 1 (800) 55-REHAB for medically supervised symptom management.
Codeine withdrawal symptoms mirror those of other opioids and can range from moderate to severe. Each patient’s opioid withdrawal period will differ based upon the scope and severity of their addiction; however, some of the more common symptoms include fluctuations in mood, trouble sleeping, flu-like symptoms, upset stomach, diarrhea, loss of appetite, joint and muscle pain and more. Withdrawal symptoms get more severe the longer codeine abuse continues untreated, and should be managed with the help of an experienced and qualified medical professional. More severe symptoms can include extreme pain, depression and anxiety. If you or a loved one are experiencing these or any other symptoms related to codeine abuse, seek help immediately.
The length of the codeine withdrawal process varies based upon the user’s level of dependency. Symptoms can manifest in as little as six to eight hours. Physical withdrawal symptoms are strongest in the first few days after you stop taking codeine. Most symptoms are gone within two weeks. However, behavioral symptoms and cravings for the drug can last months. In rare cases, they can even last years. Codeine withdrawal is divided into three stages: early, acute and protracted. The worst of the symptoms occur during the acute stage. Protracted codeine withdrawal can last well after the clinical treatment period and may be able to be treated using certain types of prescription medications.
Codeine withdrawal should be treated with the help of experienced and qualified doctors and nurses. Recovery Unplugged offers medical personnel to help alleviate symptoms and intervene in the event of a medical emergency. Codeine withdrawal, along with that of all other opioids, is a legitimate medical condition just like heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, etc. After codeine withdrawal treatment and detox, patients may require comprehensive rehab and behavior modification to help them address the lifestyle fallout from their addiction.