Codeine Addiction Treatment Options In Ohio

From Columbus to Toledo and Cincinnati, the state of Ohio offers a number of rehab centers and addiction treatment programs. This includes specific treatment options like medical detox and medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for codeine abuse.

If you or a loved one are struggling with codeine use, consider finding treatment from medical professionals at Ohio Recovery Center.

At our treatment center, we offer various services for those struggling with opioid addiction, alcohol addiction, and various substance use disorders, and more. 

For codeine use and physical dependence to opioids, we provide a number of treatment options including detox, medication-assisted treatment, and inpatient care.

Codeine Addiction Treatment Options

When it comes to receiving treatment for opioid abuse, there are a number of treatment programs offered in Ohio.

Medical Detox

Those seeking treatment for codeine use should consider the detoxification process. Detox may be the first step in your treatment plan and may include medication when necessary. 

Detox allows your body to rid itself of the unwanted toxins in your body. A medical professional will monitor you throughout the process of codeine withdrawal.

Those who develop a codeine dependency may experience withdrawal symptoms if they abruptly stop the drug “cold turkey.” Some of the symptoms of codeine withdrawal you may experience include:

  • cravings for the drug
  • restlessness
  • anxiety
  • irritability
  • chills
  • stomach cramps
  • sweating
  • fast breathing

Medication-Assisted Treatment

Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) can be used to help treat those suffering from opioid use disorder or codeine addiction. Medications such as methadone, buprenorphine, and naltrexone may be prescribed along with behavioral therapy, counseling, and support groups.

Inpatient Treatment

As an inpatient, you can stay at your treatment center 24/7 so you can receive constant care and supervision from medical professionals. Inpatient treatment can be ideal due to the extensive nature of the process, allowing you to focus solely on your recovery.

With inpatient care, you will have access to a variety of treatment programs including group and individual therapy. Professionals can assist you with mental needs as necessary, and outpatient treatment may be recommended as a step-down option following inpatient care.

Dual Diagnosis Treatment

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), 37.9% of people with addiction also have a co-occurring mental health condition like depression or PTSD. 

Using a dual-diagnosis treatment program may help reduce the risk of relapse. To be helpful, dual-diagnosis treatment must treat both the addiction and the mental health disorder.

Those with a dual-diagnosis may benefit from the support groups, behavioral therapy, and certain medications.

Understanding Codeine Abuse & Addiction

Codeine is an opiate analgesic and narcotic. It is a Schedule II controlled substance with a high potential for abuse.

Codeine is a pain reliever that can be combined with other medications such as acetaminophen (Tylenol, for example). Alone, this prescription drug painkiller is available as a tablet, capsule, or a liquid such as cough syrup.

Side Effects Of Codeine

Although intended for pain relief, prescription medications or illicit drugs that contain opioids can be abused. Those who participate in this drug use may experience a number of side effects that range in severity. 

Some of the short-term side effects of codeine consist of:

In addition to this, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) states that codeine can be snorted, smoked, and even combined with a liquid and injected. Abusing the drug in these ways can lead to severe health issues such as:

  • chronic runny nose
  • frequent nosebleeds
  • damage to nasal cavity
  • lung damage
  • abscesses at site of injection
  • collapsed veins
  • high blood pressure
  • coma
  • cardiovascular events
  • overdose

For information on our mental and behavioral health services for codeine addiction, please contact us to speak with a healthcare professional today.

  1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) — Opioid Data Analysis and Resources
  2. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) — Controlled Substances List
  3. National Institute on Drug Abuse — Comorbidity: Substance Use and Other Mental Disorders
  4. National Library of Medicine: MedlinePlus — Codeine
  5. National Library of Medicine: StatPearls — Codeine
  6. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) — Medical Review Officer Manual

Written by Ohio Recovery Center Editorial Team

Published on: December 2, 2022

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* This page does not provide medical advice.

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