Are you or someone you know suffering from Codeine Addiction? Call us today on 2787 550 1938 for free advice or contact us below.
Codeine is an opiate and is actually the most abused over the counter drug in South Africa. With its ease of availability throughout South Africa it is little wonder Codeine Addiction is on the rise here. Stopping Codeine use when addicted can be dangerous without the right professional medical help.
Other names for Codeine
Dody, Captain Cody, Purple Rain and Syrup to name a few. Due to the availability of Codeine in South Africa a huge rise in Codeine Addiction has been seen in the country over recent years.
What is Codeine?
Codeine or 3-methylmorphine (a natural isomer of methylated morphine) is an opiate used for its analgesic, antitussive, antidiarrheal, antihypertensive, anxiolytic, antidepressant, sedative and hypnotic properties. It is also used to suppress premature labor contractions, myocardial infarction, and has many other potential and indicated uses. Codeine is the second-most predominant alkaloid in opium, at up to three percent. Although codeine can be extracted from natural sources, a semi-synthetic process is the primary source of codeine for pharmaceutical use. It is considered the prototype of the weak to midrange opioids (tramadol, dextropropoxyphene, dihydrocodeine, hydrocodone, oxycodone). Codeine comes in many forms but is commonly abused via Cough Syrup or orally ingested tablets.
Codeine Addiction Home Detox South Africa
At Home Detox South Africa we can offer you a safe and comfortable way to Detox from Codeine addiction at home. We can offer a service which will include a detox programme to suit your needs depending on your current usage amounts and method of using. Withdrawing from Codeine without professional medical assistance can be extremely dangerous.
Codeine Addiction in South Africa
The use of Codeine and other over the counter drugs amongst South Africans has been growing steadily over the years and doing so in a relatively unnoticed fashion. Statistics from drug addiction treatment centres suggest that 8% of patients are admitted as the result of Codeine Addiction. These figures are alarming and it is no wonder much research is being done into this growing problem.
Do you or a friend have a Codeine Addiction?
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