While the thought of rehab can seem scary, the truth is that your imagination is often far worse than reality. The reality is that while codeine rehab may not always be easy, it opens the door to long-term recovery. At Linwood House, our codeine rehab programmes can get you started on the road to sobriety and start a productive and fulfilling life without codeine.
Why do I need codeine rehab?
Codeine addiction is a serious condition that puts you at risk of overdose and other long-term health conditions. This condition’s pervasive effects stretch beyond just physical damage and it can harm relationships with loved ones, affect your work life and lead to various mental health conditions.
If you’ve read this far, then you may be all too familiar with some of these consequences. The good news is there is help available. Codeine rehab programmes can help you leave the drug behind so recovery can begin. Our codeine rehab programme isn’t just about healing but preventing further damage.
How does codeine rehab work?
Codeine rehab addresses the underlying causes of substance abuse, helping you achieve a sustainable and lasting recovery.
It usually involves three main stages:
- Codeine detox
- Codeine rehab
This is usually the first stage of a recovery programme. It’s the process of removing codeine and its toxins from your system while your body readjusts to functioning without it. Ridding your body of codeine first allows you to engage in codeine rehab with a clear body and mind.
Withdrawal symptoms for short-acting opioids like codeine usually last between four and ten days; however, some people may experience symptoms for longer than this. The codeine withdrawal timeline varies between individuals and is dependent on their history of drug use and personal characteristics.
Our medical detox programmes offer 24-hour professional medical supervision throughout the entire process, ensuring your safety at all times. Our expert team will provide you with a comprehensive plan to monitor and treat your symptoms, and prescribe medication if necessary. We’ll be by your side to intervene in the event of any medical complications.
Linwood House offers residential codeine rehab, providing you with comfortable and modern accommodation facilities for the duration of your stay. You’ll have 24-hour access to professional medical and psychological care, as well as a team of support staff to cook you healthy meals and take care of the details of daily life.
Our supported and stress-free environment, away from the distractions of everyday living, affords you the time, energy and focus you need to fully benefit from codeine rehab. You’ll be far away from your usual triggers for substance abuse, helping to make early recovery easier until you have developed the robust skills you need to deal with difficult encounters.
Effective codeine rehab treatment typically combines a variety of evidence-based approaches designed to address every aspect of your condition.
At Linwood House, our codeine treatment therapies can include:
- 12-step therapy
- Cognitive behavioural therapy
- Holistic therapy
- Sound therapy
- Meditation and yoga
- Family therapy
- Medication-assisted treatment
Codeine rehab doesn’t end when you leave our centre as the transition back to normal life can be particularly challenging. To guide you through the weeks and months that follow, we offer a year’s free aftercare, involving weekly Zoom therapy sessions which help you cope during difficult moments, enable you to stay connected with your peers and provide additional support and accountability.
Three myths about codeine rehab
Unfortunately, misconceptions and myths about codeine rehab can prevent people from accessing the treatment they need and deserve. Below we’ve listed three common myths that can dissuade people from going to codeine rehab – and the reality that lies behind them.
1. Rehab Is only for celebrities
One of the places you may hear the word rehab the most is on the news or in magazines. When celebrities go to rehab, it’s often very public.
What you don’t hear about is all the other members of society – from all walks of life – who attend rehab each year. Codeine rehab doesn’t have to be a high-end facility for the rich and famous. In fact, most codeine rehab centres serve the general public, and offer affordable options to suit everyone.
2. You have to hit rock bottom first
Some people hold a misconception that you only need to go to codeine rehab when you hit an all time low, and things aren’t that bad until you are unemployed, have alienated loved ones or have serious health issues.
However, in reality, you can enter codeine rehab much sooner than that. Any kind of medical or mental health condition needs to be treated, even if you have not yet felt its most destructive effects. Going to codeine rehab earlier allows you to prevent further damage before it is done and to address underlying issues when the condition is easier to overcome.
3. You can do it alone
You may be thinking that you don’t need to go to codeine rehab and can achieve sobriety alone.
While this may seem like a more straightforward option, most people need long-term, effective support to fully recover. Consistent codeine use causes physical changes in the brain, which make it very hard to stop using the substance without skill development, training and guided personal growth. Moreover, some parts of opioid rehab can be dangerous without professional medical supervision.
The good news is that reputable codeine rehab programmes draw on decades of scientific research, structured therapy programmes and staff experience to offer evidence-based treatment approaches that are proven to help anyone leave codeine behind.
Start your journey today
At Linwood House, we’re here to help you turn your life around. Our evidence-based codeine rehab can help you to identify the underlying causes of your condition so you can achieve lasting change. We’ll provide the space and guidance you need to heal holistically as you journey towards life-long recovery.
Whenever you’re ready to make that call, we’re here for you.