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Codeine Addiction and Rehab Center

What is Codeine

Codeine is a drug designed to control pain that can’t be controlled by normal painkillers. Codeine belongs to a family called opioid analgesics. It is made from the opium poppy plant and acts directly on opioid receptors in the brain, thus blocking the natural pain pathway. Codeine can be used alone, but the best results are seen when it is used in combination with aspirin or other NSAIDs. It is available in oral and IV forms.


Indications for Use

Codeine users should use the drug carefully because it can cause codeine dependence; it should only be used when seriously needed. Best indications for use are:

Moderate to severe pain (e.g. in cancer)
Mild cough
Post-operative pain control
In-airway secretion clearance therapy

The Effects of Codeine Abuse

When individuals use excess codeine, the result can be codeine dependence. This is better known as codeine abuse.

Codeine misuse can cause several codeine addiction side effects, including mental and physical effects.

Mental Effects

Seizures rarely

Physical Effects

Severe respiratory depression
Drop in blood pressure
Increase in heart rate above 100 beats/min
Decrease in heart rate below 60 beats/min
Loss of appetite
Decrease in urine control and frequency
Blurred vision
Abdominal pain and GIT disturbance

Symptoms and Signs of Codeine Use

Some signs and symptoms of codeine abuse are as follows:

Slurred speech
Dilated pupils
Impaired mental judgment
Brain-body coordination problems
Apathetic behavior
Heart rate abnormalities
Respiratory depression

Codeine Addiction Treatment Options

Codeine misuse is a worldwide problem that affects not only that individual but also their family and community.

Codeine addiction treatment can be achieved with a multi-professional integrated and long-term approach with medications to minimize symptoms of codeine withdrawal. Both inpatient and outpatient facilities are available to the patient according to the level of the disease.

Medical Treatment for Codeine Addiction

Some medicines are available that can be used for codeine phosphate addiction treatment. The most effective of them are:

Naloxone and buprenorphine combination

Inpatient Treatment vs. Outpatient Treatment for Codeine Addiction

The patient and doctor must sign an agreement about the treatment plan before the commencement of the treatment. Treatment proceeds slowly to minimize the symptoms of codeine withdrawal.

The most effective treatment for codeine phosphate addiction will include these methods:

Cognitive behavioral therapy
Patient participation
Supportive therapy from family and friends
Personal development therapy
Psychological therapy

All treatment plans are done at VipVorobjet Clinic, one of the best rehab facilities in the world.

Outpatient Codeine Addiction Treatment

The patient is not admitted to the rehab facility during outpatient therapy.
The patient is seen during OPD hours, which are 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The patient can go home as they need.
The patient can carry out their everyday tasks.
A patient experiences freedom, which aids in the psychological care of the patient.
The patient might savor the companionship of close pals.
The patient can unwind with loved ones and friends.
By engaging the patient's family and friends in therapy, the patient is given additional resources to aid their recovery.
Because the patient is not admitted to the rehab facility, the cost of therapy is decreased, helping to strengthen the patient’s mood.
The individual can keep working in a job that earns money for treatment.

Inpatient Codeine Addiction Treatment

The patient must be admitted to the hospital for inpatient treatment.
The patient must be constantly and continuously under the doctor's care for 24 hours a day.
The patient is unable to go home as they would like.
The patient focuses 100 percent on treatment rather than performing his or her everyday tasks.
Patient safety and treatment success rates are higher.
Avoiding negative and depressive acquaintances who introduce the patient to codeine is possible.
Patients can stay away from dysfunctional families that contribute to anxiety and sadness.
The patient remains under the care of medical professionals; any complications may be handled right away, but the expense of treatment is higher because of hospital admission.
The presence of others who are familiar with the patient's condition gives the individual support.
The patient receives advice on how to look for new employment and how to leave a previous job that was negatively affecting their mental health.

Process and Stages of Codeine Addiction Treatment in VipVorobjev Clinic

The best and most effective treatment for codeine drug addiction is available at VipVorobjev Clinic. Stages for its treatment are as follows:

History of Codeine Addiction
History about codeine addiction is given by the patient. The side effects, duration, and triggering factors towards addiction are discussed.
Blood Tests and Toxicology Report
A blood sample is taken and sent to the VipVorobjev Clinic labs.
Diagnosis of Codeine Addiction
A diagnosis of codeine addiction is made according to a toxicology report and history.
Codeine Detox Treatment
After diagnosis, a multi-professional treatment begins with codeine detox treatment of the patient with medications.
Mental Addiction Therapy
This helps the patient understand the severity of the disease, helping them leave the drug.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
This helps the patient by giving positive to fighting addiction.
Group Therapy
Helps the patient psychologically.
Follow-Up and Post-treatment Support
VipVorobjev Clinic provides post-treatment support to help the patient in the future.

Average Length of Codeine Treatment

The average length of codeine treatment purely depends on the severity of addiction, time duration, and personal willpower of the patient to overcome this disease. Research and statistics show that it takes almost 90 days to almost 27 months for a fully addicted person to overcome theirr addiction.

Effectiveness of Treatment for Codeine Addiction

There is a criterion that is used to check the effectiveness of opioid codeine addiction treatment:

Reduction in the usage of codeine
Improvement in the personal health of the patient
Social interaction improvement
Public safety improvement

If these things are improving with time then the treatment is said to be effective.

Cost of Codeine Addiction Treatment

The cost of codeine addiction treatment depends on the following factors:

Level of addiction
Duration of treatment needed
Type of rehab center

VipVorobjev Clinic is the best rehab center that gives treatment at a low cost with maximum facilities and professional staff. The cost may vary from 2,700 € or more according to needs.


VipVorobjev Clinic gives the best multi-professional approach for codeine addiction treatment. Doctors include:

Occupational therapists
Intensive care physicians

Patents and Certificates

DAACC (Drug, Alcohol, and Addiction Counselor Certification) approves VipVorobjev clinic as one of the best rehab clinics in the world. The reason is because VipVorobjev has the best doctors, staff, and environment, helping the patient get out of the addiction cycle easily.


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