Codeine Addiction Treatment That Actually Works

Our goal for more than a decade has been to help those with substance abuse and addiction using a comprehensive continuum of care to address the whole person for a lifetime. We offer inpatient, outpatient, and even virtual treatment for addiction.

The Enterhealth approach combines proven science- and evidence-based therapies designed and administered by board-certified addiction psychiatrists and physicians. That’s why our program is effective in 84% of patients, compared to 12-step programs, which work for at most 50%.

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Treatment options for codeine addiction

This comprehensive approach is proven to be the most effective way to restore a degree of normal function to the brain and address underlying issues that led to the desire to use so that patients can regain a stable and productive life.
Effective therapies and treatments for opioid addiction can be administered in a residential or outpatient setting after withdrawal stabilization.
Treatment plans usually include:
• Individual counseling
• Group therapy
• Family therapy sessions
• Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP)
• Wellness, nutritional and stress management education

Most people addicted to codeine need help to get clean, and the most effective way to get that help is through a comprehensive inpatient rehab program that combines supervised medical detox (or withdrawal stabilization) with long-term behavioral and psychological therapies.

The first step, medical detox, needs to be overseen by board-certified medical professionals who can monitor the patient’s health and prescribe anti-addiction medications such as Suboxone to reduce the uncomfortable codeine withdrawal symptoms and intense cravings for the drug.

Drug detox alone is not a cure for opioid addiction, its primary purpose is to allow patients to participate in a long-term program of behavioral therapy and psychological treatment.

A range of treatment options based on you

Each person’s path to addiction is unique with different neurological, emotional, social and environmental contributing factors. That’s why the Enterhealth journey to recovery is personalized to meet individuals and families where they are. Whether you need immersive inpatient care or outpatient treatment, we offer a range of evidence-based treatment options and innovative therapies. Enterhealth is the only facility with highly trained on-site addiction specialists, including PhDs, MDs and Master’s Level Therapists, who coordinate care at every stage. Because we understand the science behind addiction, we are best equipped to assess and treat individuals and families. Contact us to see why we’re the only facility with an 84% success rate.

Inpatient

Healing In Van Alstyne, Texas

Unlike traditional facilities that focus only on counseling and the one-size-fits-all 12-step model, Enterhealth Ranch embraces the latest National Institutes of Health research to take a medical approach to treat drug and alcohol addiction as a brain disease. Under the direction of the Enterhealth Brain Healing Institute, Enterhealth Ranch offers highly personalized, inpatient drug and alcohol rehab that’s on your side, not on the clock. Our attentive, personalized treatment is provided in a unique, peaceful ranch setting – the ideal environment to promote health and healing – designed to provide an unmatched level of privacy, exclusivity and comfort. Treating our patients with dignity and respect, we provide every patient with a private room, top-notch amenities, and 24/7 access to addiction trained specialists who deliver evidence-based treatments and comprehensive care.

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Outpatient

Nearby care at our Dallas Facility

Enterhealth is here to help, and we can meet you in the middle. Regardless of insurance or your current financial situation, our experts in mental health and substance use disorders can help you decide the best course of action for you and your family. At our Outpatient Center of Excellence, our master’s-level therapists, physicians and telehealth professionals can assess your situation and suggest practical and proven methods to treat everything from anxiety and depression to co-occurring substance use disorders. Whether in person at our outpatient facility or in the convenience of your home through an online virtual session, rest assured Enterhealth can help you take the first step toward lasting recovery with our comprehensive assessment.

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Virtual

Get the care you need from where you are

It goes without saying that the world, post-pandemic, has changed drastically - but Enterhealth's deep level of critical, professional, science-based treatment hasn't. You can now access the same level of dedication and care from our staff of board-certified clinicians virtually from your device that you can from our Residential and Outpatient facilities. Contact us today to find out how you or someone you love can start out on the path to recovery.

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Alumni

Keeping you connected to your recovery

Recovery from substance use disorder dramatically improves with the support of family and friends, especially from those who are on the same path. The Enterhealth Alumni Association offers a unique opportunity for our patients to continue and thrive in recovery by building relationships through shared experiences. Although Enterhealth supports the Alumni Association, it is primarily led by former patients who genuinely understand recovery’s peaked and valleyed terrain and can provide opportunities to stay in touch, enjoy good company, and support each other through the good and challenging times. Being part of the Enterhealth Alumni Association allows participants to rebuild their senses of identity, gain insight and support on transitioning to home life, and learn from others who have been there and can truly shed light on what it takes to succeed in recovery.

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Inpatient

Healing In Van Alstyne, Texas

Unlike traditional facilities that focus only on counseling and the one-size-fits-all 12-step model, Enterhealth Ranch embraces the latest National Institutes of Health research to take a medical approach to treat drug and alcohol addiction as a brain disease. Under the direction of the Enterhealth Brain Healing Institute, Enterhealth Ranch offers highly personalized, inpatient drug and alcohol rehab that’s on your side, not on the clock. Our attentive, personalized treatment is provided in a unique, peaceful ranch setting – the ideal environment to promote health and healing – designed to provide an unmatched level of privacy, exclusivity and comfort. Treating our patients with dignity and respect, we provide every patient with a private room, top-notch amenities, and 24/7 access to addiction trained specialists who deliver evidence-based treatments and comprehensive care.

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Outpatient

Nearby care at our Dallas Facility

Enterhealth is here to help, and we can meet you in the middle. Regardless of insurance or your current financial situation, our experts in mental health and substance use disorders can help you decide the best course of action for you and your family. At our Outpatient Center of Excellence, our master’s-level therapists, physicians and telehealth professionals can assess your situation and suggest practical and proven methods to treat everything from anxiety and depression to co-occurring substance use disorders. Whether in person at our outpatient facility or in the convenience of your home through an online virtual session, rest assured Enterhealth can help you take the first step toward lasting recovery with our comprehensive assessment.

Learn More
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Virtual

Get the care you need from where you are

It goes without saying that the world, post-pandemic, has changed drastically - but Enterhealth's deep level of critical, professional, science-based treatment hasn't. You can now access the same level of dedication and care from our staff of board-certified clinicians virtually from your device that you can from our Residential and Outpatient facilities. Contact us today to find out how you or someone you love can start out on the path to recovery.

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Alumni

Keeping you connected to your recovery

Recovery from substance use disorder dramatically improves with the support of family and friends, especially from those who are on the same path. The Enterhealth Alumni Association offers a unique opportunity for our patients to continue and thrive in recovery by building relationships through shared experiences. Although Enterhealth supports the Alumni Association, it is primarily led by former patients who genuinely understand recovery’s peaked and valleyed terrain and can provide opportunities to stay in touch, enjoy good company, and support each other through the good and challenging times. Being part of the Enterhealth Alumni Association allows participants to rebuild their senses of identity, gain insight and support on transitioning to home life, and learn from others who have been there and can truly shed light on what it takes to succeed in recovery.

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How Enterhealth has made a difference

 

“FPO – When I first arrived here, I truly believed I would never be able to function without drugs or alcohol, nor be happy in general ever again. My family did not know how to help me. After being here, I’m a happier person. Laughter comes naturally. I’m repairing relationships I thought were irreparable.”

Hanna (former Enterhealth patient)

Frequently asked questions about Codeine Addiction

Codeine is a painkiller and anti-tussive used to treat mild to moderate pain and chronic coughing. It comes in single-ingredient preparations, but is more commonly combined with pain relievers such as acetaminophen (Tylenol), ibuprofen, and aspirin. Other formulations also include things like muscle relaxers, caffeine, or antihistamines. Codeine is prescribed in tablet form and as a liquid cough syrup.

Codeine is an opioid compound found in the opium poppy flower. These kinds of compounds relieve pain by binding to opioid receptors in the brain, changes users’ perception of pain and triggering a release of dopamine, a feel-good neurotransmitter that causes feelings of euphoria.

Due to its role in the recent and ongoing opioid epidemic, codeine is more tightly regulated now than it was in the past. However, is still widely prescribed, and it also finds its way onto the street where it can be purchased illegally.

Even when taken correctly, codeine can lead to a number of side effects, including:
• Lightheadedness
• Nausea
• Vomiting
• Fatigue
• Constipation
• Skin rash
• Itching
• Sweating
• Loss of appetite
• Constipation
• Dry mouth
• Headache
• Mood changes such as anxiety and fear

Note that this list doesn’t reflect the true reality of addiction. People with an opioid use disorder often take such high amounts of the drug that these side effects become extreme.

For example, nausea is a common side effect, but someone addicted to codeine may take so much that they vomit excessively yet continue taking more of the drug.

Codeine use crosses the line into abuse and addiction (referred to clinically as opioid use disorder) whenever it’s taken to get high rather than for relief from pain and coughing. Consuming it over time causes the body to become physically dependent, which means users need to take more and more to get the same effects.

When someone who is physically dependent stops taking the drug, they will experience unpleasant withdrawal symptoms, which is why opioids like codeine are so difficult to stop using.

Addiction often leads to psychological addiction as well, meaning users experience anxiety, cravings, and other effects when they aren’t taking the medication.

Codeine addiction behaviors include:
• Taking more than the prescribed dosage
• “Doctor shopping” for multiple prescriptions
• Tampering with codeine before taking it
• Taking codeine in any way other than orally

When a person’s cravings for codeine get bad enough or they cannot get more of the medication, they may look for relief in a cheap and accessible alternative – heroin. This is a common scenario in the modern opioid epidemic.

Even when taken as directed by a doctor, it’s possible for people to develop a physical dependence on codeine. For this reason, codeine prescriptions may also include dosing instructions for patients to taper off of the medication slowly to reduce and eliminate this physical dependency.
If the opioid withdrawal symptoms are extreme, they can drive the patient to continue using the substance despite knowing the harm – the definition of addiction.

Opioid withdrawal symptoms can include:
• Restlessness
• Yawning
• Sweating
• Tearing eyes
• Runny nose
• Chills
• Muscle and back aches
• Nausea
• Loss of appetite
• Vomiting
• Diarrhea
• Irritability, anxiety
• Dilated pupils
• Increased blood pressure
• Increased heartbeat or breathing

These problems vary in severity and duration depending on the specific codeine dose taken and duration of use.

The first step is to remove the drug from the patient’s system and replace it with a long-acting opioid substitute such as Suboxone. This allows withdrawal symptoms to stabilize, and the person can slowly taper off the long-acting substitute, which is safer and produces fewer unpleasant side effects.

Patients are most uncomfortable during the first one to three days of the opioid withdrawal phase, so doctors may also prescribe a combination of mild sedatives and a pain reliever such as ibuprofen to make them more comfortable for the first few days.

Medications to treat opioid addiction such as Suboxone (buprenorphine with naloxone) work by activating the same opioid receptors in the brain that codeine affects without inducing the same euphoric high. This makes them safer and less addictive alternatives.

Using these medications helps reduce cravings and unpleasant withdrawal symptoms, which allows patients to actively participate in their treatment program as the dose of Suboxone is slowly reduced.

Typically, after about three days, codeine is no longer present in the system, and with the correct dose of Suboxone, any withdrawal symptoms and opioid cravings should subside.

Yes. That’s why prescriptions are written for a specific dose tailored to each person and may have adverse effects or reactions in others. Taking excessive amounts of codeine can result in a life-threatening overdose.

Codeine overdose symptoms include:

  • Slowed or shallow breathing
  • Extreme drowsiness leading to coma
  • Cold and clammy skin
  • Pinpoint pupils
  • Slowed heart rate
  • Low blood pressure
  • Death

These symptoms can be deadly if not treated immediately.

Users typically abuse codeine by cutting, crushing, chewing, or dissolving codeine tablets to bypass the time-release coating, or by consuming excessive amounts of cough syrups containing codeine.

Yes. Codeine is classified by the DEA as a Schedule II controlled substance for its highly addictive properties. Possessing, sharing, giving away, or selling codeine without a prescription is illegal.

*State standard is 1:10 clinical staff to patient ratio

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