Codeine Treatment and Rehab

Modified: 22nd Jul 2019

Addiction is a powerful force that can feel scary, as though it’s overtaking your life.

If you or a loved one is looking at what treatment entails, dealing with the unknown can feel scary. It helps to be aware of the process and know how everything is broken down. 

Learn how treatment and rehab can save your life, or the life of someone you love, and stop addiction in its tracks. 

If you’re seeking codeine treatment and rehab for someone you care about or for yourself, it’s easy to feel confused when trying to find the right program. There are different levels of treatment depending on the addiction itself, how long the person has battled the addiction, and what the best option is for their needs.

Learn more about treatment options before deciding to get care. Knowing what each one involves can make all the difference in your level of success and getting a clean start in life. 

Codeine Inpatient

Inpatient treatment provides a helpful method of treating addiction for those that have already gone through detox. Even after the drugs are out of your body, it’s understandable to feel depressed, hopeless, and unsure of the future. 

Learn more about inpatient treatment, and see if this is a good solution for you.

What Is Inpatient Treatment?

Inpatient treatment offers a variety of options depending on the center. These can include:

  • Individual therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Art therapy
  • Music therapy
  • Additional care, if necessary
  • Sports, such as basketball or horseback riding
  • Fitness opportunities, such as dancing or yoga
  • Journaling and looking at other ways to examine feelings
  • 12-step programs

Inpatient treatment might involve medication. Because these facilities have doctors and medical personnel, medication can be used successfully along with other types of treatments.

The goal of inpatient treatment is to move beyond detoxing and look at the why behind the addiction. Once people understand why they have an addiction, it’s easier to work on the problems surrounding that and avoid it in the future.

Standard Length of Codeine Inpatient Treatment

Inpatient treatment involves living at a facility. This can be short-term, or less than six months. Sometimes facilities offer the option to stay 12 months,  known as long-term care.

Much of this depends on the level of addiction, and if there are psychological issues that played a role in developing the addiction. The doctor might suggest additional treatment if deemed necessary based on the addiction or situation.

Most patients benefit from at least 90 days of treatment in order to get over their addiction and learn healthy coping skills. Of course, much depends on individual success and how much effort is put into the program. 

Codeine Outpatient

While getting over a codeine addiction proves to be challenging, help is not limited only to those who choose to live at a center. Learn how outpatient treatment can provide a valuable solution to those looking for alternatives.

What Is Outpatient Treatment?

The opposite of inpatient treatment, outpatient treatment for codeine means going to the center and attending treatment sessions that work for your schedule. 

Sometimes these require day programs, where individuals meet with one another anywhere from five or more days per week. During this time, individual or group therapy gets focused on.

Those that need medication can get it while being evaluated by a doctor on a regular basis. 

Some patients are part of a sober living home and return there when the day is over. Others go back to their families. 12-step programs and education that focuses on preventing addiction from returning are common examples of the types of activities outpatients take part in when working through a codeine addiction. 

Standard Length of Codeine Outpatient Treatment

Outpatient treatment for codeine can prove to be useful if the addiction was caught in the early stages. Normally it takes around 12 weeks, but this can be extended depending upon the situation of the individual.

Those that have faced an addiction for years or who are under difficult circumstances often find inpatient treatment to be more effective. Outpatient treatment is typically best for folks who aren’t dealing with other addicts in their home.

Sober Living

Studies show that sober living is a solution for folks who graduated from detoxing and inpatient treatment, and are ready to live in a supportive environment with others going through the same experience. 

If you’ve heard of sober living but aren’t sure if you’re ready for the experience, learn more about what’s involved and why it’s worth checking out. Taking the time to make an overall lifestyle change provides the basis for developing healthy habits for many years to come. 

What Is Codeine Sober Living?

Sober living for those getting over a codeine addiction involves living in a group home with other individuals who are also getting over their addictions. The home is funded partially through rent from each resident, but also grants and other forms of subsidization. 

Essentially, sober living is helpful for those ready to transition out into the world again along with the support of fellow former addicts. If you feel concerned that you’ll fall back into old habits and want to be held accountable, this provides a useful setting.

Sober living also serves individuals who do not want to go back to their hometown or even state. If they had family that continue to use drugs, friends that would pressure them, or little chance of changing their lifestyle back at home, sober living can give them a new start.

What to Expect

Each home has their own unique guidelines to follow. All residents need to undergo regular group therapy sessions and drug testing, in order to ensure there’s no chance of relapse.

Having consistent group therapy allows them to work together while focusing on the reason they’re in sober living. It can also help the residents understand one another’s situation, and what could potentially trigger someone into a relapse.

Curfew is an established part of the living arrangement. It can prevent people from meeting with someone who would pressure or otherwise tempt them into using codeine again. Curfew also ensures every resident gets enough rest.

While in sober living, many residents are expected to work and set goals for themselves. Again, certain expectations are set by the agency who owns and manages the sober living facility, but the general thought is to get folks back to living a clean life on their own. 

Ongoing Recovery

Recovery is a consistent process for those dealing and struggling with addiction. It’s important not to fall back into old habits while rebuilding a new and positive drug-free life.

Consider if you’ll finish out your recovery in sober living, and how you’ll continue down the path long after your days in treatment are done. It’s important to remember that recovery can be a life-long process and there is no end date for many folks. 

Getting the Help for Codeine Treatment

If you or your loved one is ready to start the path to recovery, we can help. While it might seem impossible to go through treatment and recovery, know that there’s always help and someone available to walk you through the process. 

Contact us and find out how to get started. Learn about the different options for codeine treatment, and see which one is the best for you or the person you love. 

Article Reviewed by Dr. Keerthy Sunder, MD, DFAPA

Dr. Keerthy Sunder, MD, DFAPADr. Keerthy Sunder, MD is an accomplished and internationally recognized expert in the field of addiction. He has earned diplomates from the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, the American Board of Addiction Medicine, and the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.