Oxycodone. Vicodin. Both of these are very common prescription pain medications that are abused daily. Most people are aware of their existence and that it’s possible to become addicted to them. But what about a drug known as co-codamol? Have you ever heard of it? If you’re like most, you have not. Co-codamol is a dangerous and addictive drug that is quietly ruining the lives of many women.
Co-codamol is a compound painkiller that has two main ingredients: paracetmol and the very powerful opiate – codeine, which is similar to morphine and heroin. Because co-codamol is considered a safer opiate, it’s being prescribed at a very high rate. Since 2001, prescriptions have doubled to 15 million a year.
Women are the primary victims of opiate addiction and are also the ones leading the charge with co-codamol addiction. One prevailing hypothesis states that because oxycodone and vicodin are well-documented as addictive substances, co-codamol seems like a safe alternative to prescribe.
Like any other addiction, co-codamol addiction manifests itself with an increased tolerance and withdrawal symptoms. Larger doses are sought out by the user in order to achieve the same feeling. Addicts describe their experience as forgetting that they have pain. They take the pills for the initial hit of a warm, fuzzy feeling.
If you’re a women in pain and being prescribed co-codamol, be aware. This pain medication isn’t as safe as you might believe. All pain medication can possibly be addictive. Ask your doctor about ways to safely take this medication, so you can alleviate your pain and avoid addiction.
Women are dying at a frightening rate from prescription drug addiction. Don’t let a loved one or a friend suffer from an addiction. If you discover symptoms like:
- Failure to meet obligations at home, work or school.
- Continuing to use drugs even after social or interpersonal problems are inflicted by drugs.
- Experiencing legal issues that stem from drug use, but continuing to use drugs anyway.
- Developing withdrawal symptoms like sweating/shaking when drugs are not taken.
- Taking large amounts of drugs or for a longer period of time than prescribed.
Please contact Prominence Treatment Center and talk to one of our reps today. We can help you better understand your addiction and the best method to address it. 877-383-2284.