Codeine Addicition Experience by CodeinePhosphaddictWelcome Kelk! Well done for sharing your story - very first important step. You can do this - have a life free of codeine. The withdrawal is hard and trying, but that's the reality of opiate consequences - no different to heroin withdrawal. Withdrawal won't kill you but continued using would. I know it sounds harsh what am saying but I do not apologise as I want you to live. There is light at the end of the tunnel so long as you don't pick up. Think of what you are going through as purging the demons from your body soon for the real happy clean and free you to emerge. How withdrawal affects each of us us unique. You can survive and get through this stage....note the word "stage", this period typically having a start and end period. You will be fine, if you don't pick up. Trust me.