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Street Name

Cody or Captain Cody

Chemical Name

(5α,6α)-7,8-didehydro-4,5-epoxy- 3-methoxy-17-methylmorphinan-6-ol

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Original Use

The original use for Codeine is to act as a pain reliever and a cough supressor. It can be combined with other pain relievers and/or suppressors.

Short Term Effects on the Human Body

The short term effects for Codeine could range from mild to severe. One of the short term effects could be an allergic reaction because not everyone can handle Codeine. Some of the most common side effects include nausea and vomiting, the feeling of being light headed/dizzy, drowsiness, poor night vision, constipation, irregular thoughts or behavior, shallow breathing, inablity

Long Term Effects on the Human Body

Many of the long term effects caused by codeine are irreversible meaning that it has done permanent damage to the persons body. HOwever some can be reversed just by remaining clean.

One of the most harmful physical long term effects of Codeine is respiratory depression. The reason why this is the most harmful is because it can cause conditions like difficulty breathing, a slowed heart rate, and low bl


Most people know that when you are addicted to something, then you revert to rehab. Inside rehab, a person who is addicted to Codeine can go through many treatments such as medical detox and rapid opiate detox. The most common types of programs include hospitalization, residential treatment such as rehab, and outpatient programs.

Chemical Reactions that take place within the body

How many people in the US are affected


Although codeine may just be a basic pain reliever, it is very harmful if it is misused. Many people think that taking codeine is fun or cool, however when they are laying on the floor having a seizure, it is not very cool at all.

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