Codeine and depression

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Hi, i am really worried about a friend and was hoping someone could give me some advice my friend has been abusing codeine for about a year now and would take up to 64 12.5mg tablets on a daily basis and minimum 32 tablets a day, however they has developed really bad depression also and im wondering could they possibly be linked as their is no other reason that would be triggering the depression does anyone know what might be going on with them mentally????

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    How on earth does your friend manage to get their hands on some much codeine.  I've got RA/Sjogies and take codeine.  Codeine is great 'mood improver' something that one has to be aware of - its also incredibly addictive and I am myself addicted to the stuff.   It gives a 'feel good' effect and yes when it wear off and upon waking one tends to feel rather 'depressed'

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    All narcotics r a depressant when they wear off. She needs to wean off slowly perhaps with a doctor's help

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    Hi ski - sad to read your friend has such a dependence on Codeine. There doesn't seem to be any link to depression with overdose, though there are many side effects which may become depressing. Dangerous amount your friend is taking. Intervention perhaps? Rehab to get over the addiction. 

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