Codeine falls into the opiate class of drugs and\u00a0works to treat pain, to calm coughing, and ease diarrhea. As an opiate, it also represents a significant addiction risk and can lead to codeine withdrawal symptoms. Opiate addictions are a common concern at the\u00a0inpatient drug rehab program in Jacksonville, FL. What more do you need to know about this drug, and what are the signs of codeine withdrawal?\r\nWhat is Codeine?\r\nCodeine, like all opiates, interacts with receptors in the brain and nervous system to create a pleasurable feeling. The need to experience this feeling of pleasure becomes compulsive, leading to misuse of codeine and, eventually, dependence. Drug dependence means if you don\u2019t use, you start to experience codeine withdrawal symptoms.\u00a0Over time, opioids change the chemistry of the brain in a way that makes it harder and harder to get that high, leading to addiction.\r\nWhat are the Codeine Withdrawal Symptoms?\r\nCodeine withdrawal symptoms are similar to what you would see with any drug in this category. Initially, you can expect:\r\n\r\n \tNausea and vomiting\r\n \tAnxiety\r\n \tInsomnia\r\n \tPerspiration\r\n \tMuscle cramps\r\n \tDischarge from the nose and mouth\r\n \tDiarrhea\r\n \tYawning\r\n \tFast heartbeat\r\n\r\nSome of the signs of codeine withdrawal are a reversal of the side effects of the medication. For example, codeine can cause constipation, so as your bowels clear, you may experience diarrhea. Codeine can also cause you to feel sleepy, but when you stop taking it, you have trouble\u00a0sleeping.\r\nHow Do You Know If You or Someone You Love has a Codeine Addiction?\r\nSomeone that has codeine withdraw symptoms when they stop using the drug can assume there is a dependence. There are also visible signs of codeine abuse to watch for, such as dilated pupils, frequent drowsiness, and slurred speech.\u00a0Someone who takes large doses of codeine will feel or act like they are drunk, become constipated, and may have chest pain or vomit.\r\n\r\nYou may notice this person seems to have trouble focusing or shows a lack of coordination, too. They may develop poor judgment or not seem to care what happens if they use the drug.\r\nWhat is the Treatment for Codeine Addiction?\r\nIf you see the symptoms of codeine withdrawal in someone you love, it\u2019s essential to seek treatment. Beaches Recovery in Jacksonville, Florida, has JCAHO\u00a0accreditation for the treatment of opiate addiction.\u00a0We offer:\r\n\r\n \tResidential care\r\n \tInpatient drug rehab\r\n \tPartial hospitalization\r\n \tOutpatient treatment\r\n\r\nWe also have a detox program to help you cope with the symptoms of codeine withdrawal. We provide a 90-bed addiction treatment center with evidenced-based treatment programs like cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).\u00a0At Beaches Recovery, we offer gender-specific treatment programs, too.\u00a0We are set up to treat those with a dual diagnosis, as well, meaning you have both addiction and a mental health problem like anxiety, PTSD, or depression.\r\n\r\nAlong with providing treatment to people experiencing the symptoms of codeine withdrawal, we help those who use heroin, cocaine, meth, and alcohol.\r\n\r\nWhile with us, our residents have access to the mental health and addiction treatment they need, but they also get a chance to relax. You\u2019ll get to engage in fun activities such as surfing, volleyball, and fishing. There are bright and spacious living areas in our residential housing area, along with access to the beautiful beaches in Jacksonville.\r\n\r\nDaily life at Beaches Recovery includes mediation, workouts, regular individual therapy, and support groups. We partner with many major insurance providers, including Aetna, Blue Cross\/Blue Shield, Magellan, and United Healthcare, to help with financing your treatment, too.\u00a0If you know someone who you might think has an addiction to the opiate pain medicine codeine, give us a call today at <a href='tel:8666050532'>866.605.0532</a>. We can discuss the treatment options with you.