Codeine is a prescription drug that has created some very problematic and concerning addiction issues in the country today. Unfortunately, this is a substance that has become popular not for its actual intended purpose as a pain medication and a cough reliever, but as a recreational drug. Opiate pain relievers are without a doubt the most commonly used and abused substances to date. These are substances that people take for recreational purposes almost as much as they take for the actual intended purposes. Case in point, codeine is now consumed almost as much just to get high as it is consumed for its actual, medical reason.
A lot of times people get fooled into taking codeine because they are told that it is not a very harmful drug because it is a legal, prescription drug. This, however, is very far from the truth. An addiction to prescription drugs like codeine is truly horrific because it is a substance that is legal, easy to get, and often considered to be helpful. It is also very hard to get in trouble for codeine abuse because of the legality of the drug.
How to Triumph Over Codeine Addiction
When people become addicted to a drug like codeine, they need to do whatever they have to do to get clean from the drug, and their best option is an inpatient addiction treatment center. At such a program, they are able to get the help that they need to get clean and to stay clean for life. No one should have to suffer from an addiction to codeine. Thankfully, an inpatient addiction treatment center like Awakenings can offer the detoxification and rehabilitation tools necessary for helping people to triumph over this addiction once and for all.
Our program is effective because we strive to heal the whole person, not just the addiction itself. Every aspect of our program is designed to guide our patients into developing improved life skills, regained self-esteem, restored physical health, and renewed emotional balance. These goals are accomplished by providing a comprehensive curriculum that includes some of the following groups and activities:
- Group and Individual Counseling
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- Anger Management
- Relapse Prevention
- Life Skills Training
- Music and Art Therapy
- Exercise and Fitness Routines
- Nutritional Guidance
- Stress Reduction
- Drug Education
The above is only a partial representation of the many program options available to our patients. The benefit of this comprehensive program is that our patients are able to create a treatment approach that best fits their needs and preferences.
Many factors regarding drug and alcohol addiction are not well understood in the country today, mostly because of the fact that this problem has not been given the attention and the right amount of significance that it deserves. Basically, people do know that drug and alcohol abuse is a seriously growing and frightening issue, but unless it affects them personally, they tend to disregard the facts.
Drug and alcohol abuse and addiction were recently labeled as a full on epidemic by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. When people learn just how serious and problematic drug and alcohol addiction is in the country today, hopefully, more of them will take steps to become part of the solution.
You can obtain more information about codeine addiction and our treatment programs by calling our toll-free number today.