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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Codiene Codeine can be highly addictive and provides the user with an overall sense of calm and feelings of pleasure. When codeine is used it enters the brain and causes the release of neurotransmitters that stimulate the reward center of the brain, leaving the user feeling intense feelings of wellbeing and pleasure The Drug:Codeine is a moderately strong opiate drug thatis used in pain relief and for the suppression of coughs. But strong or weak,it is still an addictive drug with many symptoms of use in common with other opiates. tap and hold to changethis text! As codeine is one of the lessconcentrated narcotics, individuals who develop an addiction to codeine may seek out more powerful prescriptions Specific statistics on codeine are not well known, however opiate narcotic use is quickly becoming a growing problem in the United States. Its been estimated that 33 million Americans use codeine and other opiate medications for nonmedical purposes each year. Symptoms of codeine abuse Mood symptoms:EuphoriaCalmDepressionAnxietyMood swings Behavioral symptoms:DrowsinessIncrease in amount of time sleepingDecreased appetiteApathyIncreased hospital visitsNo longer caring for loved onesDoctor shopping or visiting a number of doctors to obtain more codeine prescriptions.Prescription forgeryStealing prescriptions or opiates from friends and familyHealthcare fraudLying to cover-up amount used Psychological symptoms:HallucinationsDelusionsMemory lossLack of emotions Physical symptoms:ConstipationBlue tinge to lips and fingernailsMuscle twitchesDizzinessFaintingNausea and vomitingDry mouthItchingRashesUrinary retentionHypotensionSeizureRespiratory depressionDecreased libidoSeizures
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