Codeine is an opioid pain medication, sometimes called a narcotic. In general, codeine is classified as a Schedule II controlled substance (typically applied to substances that have over 90 mg of codeine in them). Products containing less than 90 mg of codeine are generally classified as Schedule III controlled substances. It is typically used to relieve mild to moderate pain. It is also used, usually in combination with other medications, to reduce coughing. Codeine will help relieve symptoms but will not treat the cause of symptoms or speed recovery.
All opioids are highly addictive, even when uses as prescribed. Opioid can create a physical dependency within a short amount of time. Psychological dependency typically takes a while longer to develop but is just as dangerous. Individuals who are physically dependent upon Codeine often experience uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms when they are without the drug. The withdrawal symptoms experienced often drive the individual to continue seeking out the drug. When Codeine is combined with other drugs, the risk of accidental overdose significantly increases. Most opioid deaths are the result of respiratory depression.
The misuse of codeine is of increasing concern in a number of countries, particularly as this relates to over-the-counter pain and cough relief medication.
Codeine Street Names:
- Cody Little
- School Boy
Information provided above is courtesy of: https://www.drugabuse.gov
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