How can I help my brother to get rid of Corex addiction?
Q: My 33-year-old brother is addicted to Corex. He is not interested in taking up a job. He tells all kinds of lies. Always asks for money directly or indirectly for Corex. He is used to stealing money and other things from the house and outside also, to fulfil his purpose. He is hardly ashamed of anything. He behaves as if he hasn't done anything wrong. He has no friends due to this habit. If at all, he makes a relation with any person, it is with the sole purpose of cheating him. His face has bulged after his addiction. We sent him to a local rehabilitation centre, but he ran away from there, 2 years ago. The rehabilitation centre lacked professionalism and expertise to handle such a case. Please give a list of rehabilitation centres in Orissa, where he can be hospitalised for treatment. We belong to a middle class income group.
A:Codeine is a member of a class of drugs called opiates, which are naturally occurring drugs with morphine-like effects such as codeine and all semi and fully synthetic drugs with morphine-like effects such as heroin and meperidine). Most codeine found in pharmaceutical products today is synthetically produced via the methylation of morphine. Codeine addiction is not only difficult for the addict but is extremely hard on those around them who care about them. For the addict, admitting they have an addiction problem can be difficult. However painful this may be, it must be acknowledged as the first step to overcoming the problem. The next hurdle is being willing to seek and accept help from an addiction professional. It can be hard for an addict to confront the fact that they cannot do it alone. Once this fact is accepted, it is time to seek the appropriate professional treatment. Receiving treatment for addiction should be done in a safe and stable environment that is conducive to addiction recovery. Research studies show that residential treatment programs of at least 3 months in duration have the best success rates. You can refer to Akhil Bharatiya Adivasi Vikas Parishad in Rourkela, Association For Voluntary Action, Puri, Bolangir and Sundergarh; Association For Social Reconstructive Activities, Cuttack; Council For All Round Development Of Society, Bhubaneshwar; Open Learning Systems, Bhubaneshwar and House Of Economic Liberty And Prosperity, Bhubaneshwar.