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Anesthesia Assisted Codeine Detox, Ohio

Doctors typically prescribe the opiate codeine, a natural isomer of morphine, for pain relief, to treat myocardial infarction and to stop early labor contractions. Codeine may also be used as a sedative, antidepressant or cough suppressant. The drug is found in the opium poppy, a plant that has been used for medicinal purposes throughout history, and it is currently the most commonly used opiate in the world. When someone consumes codeine, the liver converts it to morphine. Once converted to morphine, it reduces sensations of pain somewhat like the body's natural endorphins. 

As one of the most common opiates, codeine is prescribed often. Since it is so widely used, people often assume that the drug is safe for recreational use and that it won't lead to addiction. However, if you use codeine too frequently, you can build a tolerance to the drug and become addicted. Different people will have different reactions to codeine. In fact, some people may even develop a condition known as opioid induced hyperalgesia. If you develop this condition, you will be more sensitive to pain than most people, and you will need higher doses of opiates to relieve it. Several treatment options are available, but anesthesia assisted codeine detox provides relief from the symptoms of withdrawal more effectively than many other programs.

If you or someone you know has become addicted to an opiate, such as codeine, the AAD detoxification procedure can help you start on the path to recovery. The AAD program works by placing the addicted person in a sedated state and administering medication to detoxify the body. Using this method, you can complete up to six days of normal detoxification in only six hours. Contact Mid Ohio Detox to learn more about the AAD detoxification procedure, or view the information found under the "Treatments" tab on our website.