Dr. Anton C. Bizzell was interviewed for a recent WebMD article on codeine addiction. Codeine is an opioid—a type of medication with similar effects as morphine—that is often prescribed to treat pain or coughing. In this interview, Dr. Bizzell speaks about how an increasing dependency on codeine can cause you to lose your desire to interact with others and spend your time instead trying to get back the feeling you had when using codeine. This type of behavior is an early sign that you may be developing an addiction. Sudden weight loss, lack of focus, and drowsiness are also signs you may have a problem, Dr. Bizzell notes. Seek help right away for a possible codeine addiction.

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