Codeine Treatment & Rehab in Colorado

The opioid epidemic affects Colorado just as it does other parts of the country. Getting proper treatment is key to countering the epidemic. If you or someone you know misuses codeine, there are options available for codeine addiction treatment. When opioid use starts negatively impacting your life or the life of a loved one, you should consider getting treatment.

Codeine Treatment

If you think you might have an addiction to codeine, treatment for detox and withdrawal is supportive care to consider. Methadone or buprenorphine/naloxone helps treat withdrawal symptoms of opioids but is too strong for codeine. In the case of codeine detox and withdrawal, these medications are more potent than codeine, so they are not used to manage withdrawal symptoms. The body removes codeine in less than 24 hours in most cases.

Codeine addiction treatment options include both outpatient and inpatient rehab.

Inpatient and Outpatient Codeine Addiction Treatment

Outpatient care is less restrictive than inpatient. In many cases, it is safe to withdraw from codeine in the outpatient setting.

For severe cases of codeine misuse where the misuse is long-term, inpatient rehab may be more appropriate. Inpatient rehab includes several specialists to help treat you mentally, physically, emotionally, and sometimes spiritually. This setting is more intense but often more effective.

How long is inpatient treatment for codeine addiction? Treatment can last from weeks to years depending on a person’s needs.

Codeine Addiction Treatment Centers in Colorado

If you are considering inpatient rehab for yourself or a loved one, consider the following traits of a reputable rehab facility:

  • Comfort: Choose a facility that the prospective patient feels comfortable to help facilitate the healing process.
  • Follow-up support: Does the facility have structural support in the community? A large health system with outpatient follow-up facilitates healing. If the rehab facility is not part of a larger health system, make sure they have strong ties to community mental health.
  • Location: How close is it to family? How close is it to addiction triggers like friends that use drugs or alcohol? The facility should be close to healthy support systems and away from triggers.
  • Treatment Approach: What kind of treatment does the staff use? Do they stay up to date with the most recent evidence-based medicine? While some older treatment models may work for some people, rehabilitation is not the same for everyone. The education and treatment approach of the medical staff is critical.

The more comfortable a patient is within their treatment, the more likely the treatment will succeed in helping the patient achieve long-term sobriety. Taking these elements into consideration can drastically help you or a loved one prosper in treatment.

Does Insurance Cover Rehab for Codeine Addiction?

In general, yes, insurance does cover codeine rehab. However, there is no easy answer to this question because all insurance companies are different. You can call your insurance carrier to learn about your coverage.

Codeine addiction is serious and can lead to death if left untreated. If you have questions about codeine, opioid medications or addiction in general, contact The Recovery Village at Palmer Lake to speak with a representative about how codeine addiction treatment can help you. You deserve a healthier future, call today.


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