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Outpatient codeine rehab has proven successful in treating codeine addiction effectively for many people. By providing detox, counseling, and behavioral therapies, these programs give the patient the flexibility they need without having to spend extended amounts of time away from their family, work, or other social obligations.
Codeine and the Brain
Like morphine, codeine is an opioid drug that increases dopamine in the brain producing a pleasurable response. With repeat use of codeine, the natural production of dopamine, which is responsible for our feelings of wellness and the pleasure we naturally feel when we enjoy things, is diminished and the person becomes dependent on codeine for those feelings. The codeine also reinforces the reward system which controls addiction behaviors and contributes to the compulsions to use more codeine.
How Outpatient Codeine Rehab Can Help You Overcome
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse,” According to several national surveys, prescription medications, such as those used to treat pain, attention deficit disorders, and anxiety, are being abused at a rate second only to marijuana among illicit drug users.” Outpatient codeine rehab can help you overcome your abuse in the following ways:
- Withdrawals from codeine addiction can be very unpleasant or painful and often, a person would rather use more codeine than go through them. But continued use of codeine just keeps the cycle going and intensifies the symptoms until the abuse is stopped. Detox can help the person clear their system of drugs safely and more comfortably with support from qualified professionals.
- Medical personnel and other professionals can evaluate the person’s needs and design an appropriate plan to help them overcome their codeine addiction, find resources and education that will support their ongoing recovery, and provide necessary interventions for physical or mental health issues.
- Group therapy sessions allow the addict to interact with others who are trying to recover from similar addictions. The addict gains knowledge and feedback through these open discussions as well as peer support which is an essential part of recovery.
- Physical and psychological health is impacted with codeine addiction and the person needs time to heal. As their health improves, they will be more motivated and confident to live free from codeine abuse and will have the necessary tools to do so.
- Counseling and behavioral therapies are the main elements of treatment to reverse the psychological effects and negative behaviors regarding codeine abuse. The person regains stability in their thinking and behaviors to help them cope with the issues of their addiction while remaining abstinent and living a productive life.