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Is Codeine An Opiate? Find out here!


Q) Is Codeine An Opiate?

Is Codeine an opiate? Many people think Codeine is a common painkiller, whilst true as it is one of the more socially accepted painkillers, but like all opiates is heavily addictive.

Is Codeine An Opiate




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A) Yes, Codeine is an opiate.

But do you know the difference between opiates and opiods and Codeine addiction?


What is Codeine?


Codeine is an opiate used to treat mild and everyday pain such as tooth ache, muscle aches and pains.

It is available from most pharmacies and pharmacists in the US and is one of the most commonly used painkillers in the world.

Is Codeine an opiate? Yes it is

Where does Codeine come from and how is it made?


Codeine is created from the naturally occuring essence in the unripe seed capsule of the Poppy plant. This is why many people ask 'is codeine an opiate' as other opiates such as heroin originate from the same plant.


Is Codeine safe for general use?


Codeine is recognised as generally, quite a safe and effective pain killer, but for a lot of users can cause pain and discomfort.

For many americans, Codeine is completely harmless and helps them get about their every day life. However, for others Codeine can cause some nasty side effects such as:

  • Intense itching and inflammation


  • Headaches and Migraines


  • Drowsiness and a 'zombie-like feeling'


  • Intense itching and inflammation


  • Confusion and even mild psychosis


  • Potential rash and allergic reactions



Is Codeine addictive?


Although not well known or documented in the media, Codeine is actually HIGHLY addictive and in recent times has become much more of a recreational drug favoured by teenagers and popularised by controversial artists such as "Lil Wayne" and "Tyga".

As such codeine deaths have doubled in the past 10 years according to this news channel in Australlia. One of the most common ways that this is happening in recent times is how teenagers are mixing the drug with mixers and alcohol such as Sprite followed by a white spirit such as Vodka (see below).

The 'purple drank' popular amongst teenagers and causing deaths

Codeine Addiction





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