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Codeine Addiction Treatment

Steps Recovery Center recognizes how vital the mind, body, and spirit are in their connection to the whole person. We take a holistic approach to treating drug addiction that includes treating the whole person, and find that it tends to be more successful, especially since drug addiction affects every aspect of a person’s life. With a customized and individualized program, a holistic approach just makes sense. It affords an opportunity to meet the patient’s physical and psychological needs and allows them to engage physically, emotionally, and mentally.

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What is Codeine Addiction?

Codeine is an opioid used to relieve pain and cough by affecting the brain and central nervous system to alter the way the body perceives pain. For coughs, it slows down the movement in the brain that triggers the sensation. If the dosage is high enough, it can cause someone to feel euphoric; however, over time, one can become tolerant of the drug. It takes more of the drug to get the same feeling, so the brain craves it more and more, leading to addiction. Cocaine is one of the most easily accessed drugs and is heavily prescribed and used by millions worldwide.

Codeine Abuse

Opioids have been prescribed for many years now, and because the risk of addiction is high, the U.S. has experienced a crisis. Long before prescribers knew of the potential for tolerance, it’s been a fact that opioids have been over-used. When used safely, codeine can be safe, but it’s not intended for chronic use. Codeine can be abused by:

  • Taking more than prescribed for longer than should be
  • Taking it to get high intentionally
  • Taking it in a way that wasn’t prescribed like inhaling or by intravenous injection
  • Taking someone else’s medication

Signs of Codeine Addiction

Several signs of codeine addiction include flu-like symptoms like fever, chills, and a runny nose, intense and uncontrollable cravings, drowsiness, and poor personal hygiene, leading to possible weight loss, odor, and medical and dental problems. Behavioral signs of codeine addiction can be life-altering and can affect daily living and relationships. These signs include:

  • Withdrawing from activities once enjoyed
  • Changes in mood like depression and other mental health disorders
  • Misuse of their prescription
  • Excessive preoccupation or obsession over the drug (a change in behavior when not taking it)
  • Social isolation and withdrawal
  • Failure to adhere to responsibilities in many facets of life, such as with work, legal issues, parenting, and unemployment issues that lead to financial difficulties.
  • Frantic attempts to get codeine including purchasing drugs illegally, lying, and stealing money to get the cocaine)

Programs for Codeine Addiction

Once a person goes through the detox process of codeine, a therapy program is implemented, including these holistic methods:

  • Stress reduction techniques, such as meditation, mindfulness, and yoga
  • Counseling (cognitive-behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy) 
  • Exercise
  • Nutritional therapy program
  • Medically-assisted treatment (to help with withdrawal symptoms)
  • Trauma therapy program 

These programs include tools to address challenges that may have led to substance abuse and relapse prevention.

Benefits of Codeine Treatment

Aside from getting past addiction and becoming physically, mentally, and emotionally healthy, several benefits can come from getting codeine addiction treatment; these include a better relationship with loved ones, family, and friends, and returning to life in a stable way that enables a person to cope with stress and challenges.

A person can be in a treatment program either on an inpatient or outpatient basis. Depending on the severity of the addiction, it may be best to get the care and support in a residential treatment center, where a person moves into the center and receives the help that way. It protects them from adverse problems that can occur with detoxification since they will be monitored 24/7 and with constant support and care.

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Joy Downen

10 weeks ago

This place is so wonderful and all of the staff care so very much! They are very professional and they know what they are doing. Absolutely amazing facility and staff!!!
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Nathan Frame

28 weeks ago

Steps Recovery is the place you go if you want a caring and understanding program. They have helped me gain knowledge about myself and what I want/need to do. The staff there can relate and help you through core issues and they push you to do better because being in this program you know you can do big and amazing things. Also the therapists there are awesome and walk with you through struggles of life and give you the tools you truly need. Overall this place is an amazing opportunity and you’d be missing out on a lot if you chose to not at least try this program.
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Shaylesa Stulce

46 weeks ago

Steps Recovery in St. George has been amazing! I’m so excited to use the tools that I’ve learned here! The staff is amazing, and very understanding! I would recommend them to anyone struggling with addiction!
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Adam Kelly

47 weeks ago

What I liked most about my time at Steps is the atmosphere that was presented during my whole stay. I have done a lot of treatment centers and this one is by far the one I have felt I gained the most from. I would highly recommend Steps to anybody struggling with addiction!
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Gary Hanson

47 weeks ago

Steps saved our daughter’s life as well as her kids!
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Natalie Painter

Jan 1, 2019

The staff and facility is amazing- Couldn’t ask for anything better. The program is well rounded with rec activities, equine therapy, gender therapy, group therapy, individual and couples therapy, and also attends various 12 Step support groups such as AA or NA. They also have family therapy and processing with options for individual settings or in a group. These help families understand what their loved ones who suffer from addiction is going through and how to support them, and also gives them their own support system.
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Nov 13, 2018

This place saved my life! The therapists were very helpful, friendly and really cared about the clients wellbeing. The tech’s were alway helpful with meds and anything that was needed. House manager was amazing, had high expectations on job duties, and kept a very clean organized atmosphere. Food was always amazing. I never went hungry! The information and skills that I have learned and applied to my life are priceless. If you’re not willing to put forth the work to change your life this is not your place, but if you are this is the first Step to take. I Love everyone at Steps. Thank you for all your help
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Matthew Cromar

Aug 10, 2018

I’d been to other recovery centers before but this one was the best, it stuck because I was willing to do the work, and with the help I received from staff I am now celebrating a year of sobriety in a couple of days. Update; I’m now 18 months sober as of yesterday and I still keep in touch with my steps family. The lessons I learned at steps will stick with me for the rest of my life. Thank you for giving me my life back.
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