Codeine or alcohol dependence

During this time of uncertainty and change, there might be some New Zealanders out there that need a little bit of extra help. There are some people that for various reasons find themselves in a position where they are reliant on either taking daily codeine containing products such as Nurofen Plus and Panadeine Extra, or are finding themselves drinking a bit too much too often.

Those taking daily codeine containing products may now be struggling with the diminished access, and may find themselves experiencing uncomfortable symptoms such as:

  • Feeling irritable/anxious
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Teary eyes
  • Runny nose
  • Sweating more than usual
  • Yawning
  • Achy muscles
  • Upset tummy
  • Nausea and/or vomiting
  • Goosebumps.

Some people might also be used to having a daily alcoholic drink or two, and are now finding it difficult to slow down. They might also be experiencing a range of uncomfortable symptoms as a result including:

  • Shakes
  • Headaches
  • Nausea and/or vomiting
  • Feeling anxious
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Sweating more than usual.

If this sounds familiar to you, and you need some support to get through, we can help. Get in touch today.

How we can help

At Re-centre we understand that any substance dependence is a painful and distressing experience for individuals and their families.

We know that judgement and blame can prolong rather than help people resolve these difficult issues, and therefore we keep a compassionate, respectful and non-judgmental stance. The important therapy and ‘work’ around recovery can be undertaken when individuals feel ready and supported.

If you are wanting some support and help with a dependence issue, we have many incredible specialists who can offer you a range of therapeutic options and treatments.

Options of care that can help:

  • Psychological therapies
  • Lifestyle and mindfulness training
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • TMS (Transcranial magnetic stimulation)
  • Programs for exercise
  • Art and music therapy options.

Courses and workshops

If you’re looking for an alternative to 1:1 personal therapy, we also offer courses and workshops to help you plan and manage your recovery.

Recovery focused courses and workshops:


Re-centre welcomes referrals from General Practitioners, medical and psychological co-specialists, attending legal representatives and other care professionals, for expert psychiatric and psychological services (assessment, diagnostic and medico-legal reporting, care and management) to independently-funded people of all ages.

Call Re-centre +64 9884 8350 or email to discuss suitability and commence a referral.

For more information on referrals click here.

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