Codeine and Sprite | What Does Codeine and Sprite Do To You?
Codeine is a prescription drug that’s a controlled substance in the U.S. It’s classified as an opioid, which is why it’s controlled, and it’s given to treat pain ranging from mild to moderate, and also as a cough suppressor.
Codeine is available in different forms including as pills and as a syrup, and it’s frequently used in combination medicines with other substances like acetaminophen. Among opioids, it’s one of the milder options, but there are still risks associated with its use. For example, people often abuse codeine in order to feel high.
You can feel high from codeine because it converts to morphine once it reaches the brain and then binds to opioid receptors. When this happens, it triggers a flood of feel-good neurotransmitters in the brain, which can lead to euphoria and other pleasant feelings, as well as drowsiness and even sedation. How much a person feels high with codeine depends a lot on their individual characteristics, as well as the dose they use.
There’s also the risk of physical dependence and addiction with codeine, as is the case with other opioids. This is why the term opioid epidemic makes headlines so frequently. These drugs are highly addictive, and even though codeine is less potent than other prescription opioids, addiction is still possible. It’s also common for people to start using codeine and then move to more powerful opioids to get more of a high.
Something that’s also talked about is the combination of codeine and Sprite. Why do people mix codeine and Sprite, and what are the effects of codeine and Sprite?
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