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What are the symptoms of codeine addiction?

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Dr. Marilyn Vache
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In brief: 3 Symptoms

Addictions are characterized -- regardless of the substance -- by unpredictable loss of control (took 10 instead of 2), preoccupation with the drug (obtaining and using over other life activities), and continued use in spite of negative consequences (arrest, overdose, family fights).
With drugs like Codeine there are also tolerance (need for more and more) and withdrawal (sick when stopping it.

In brief: 3 Symptoms

Addictions are characterized -- regardless of the substance -- by unpredictable loss of control (took 10 instead of 2), preoccupation with the drug (obtaining and using over other life activities), and continued use in spite of negative consequences (arrest, overdose, family fights).
With drugs like Codeine there are also tolerance (need for more and more) and withdrawal (sick when stopping it.
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