Central nervous system \Jdepressant\j, pain killer.
Tablets and linctus.
Treatment of mild to moderate pain.
euphoria, relaxation, decreased anxiety.
nausea, vomiting, drowsiness.
Class B under the Misuse of Drugs Act, 1971.
How is it taken?
Orally, or tablets may be crushed and injected. Codeine is also found in many cough medicines and is sometimes the drug of last resort for opiate users who cannot get access to anything they can inject.
If injected: needle and syringe, water, matches or lighter, spoon, tourniquet, swabs.
Where does it come from?
Diverted from the pharmaceutical industry, pharmacies, or GPs prescriptions. In the case of codeine linctus this is one of the over the counter products available from chemists.
Community drug counselling agencies and drug dependency clinics both see clients from time to time who are using codeine.