The main side effect of chronic codeine abuse is loss of libido.Is this condítion reversible or irreversible if the drug abuse is stopped?
Usually, depression is a common side-effect of opiate withdrawal, and loss of libido is a symptom of despression. It varies as to how long depression will last based on how long you were abusing codeine. But the answer to your question is YES, loss of libido should subside.
I'd recommend seeking professional help, as it's possible your codeine addiction was a form of self-medication for depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, ADHD, and many other psychiatric conditions. Wellbutrin is often prescribed to patients who suffer loss of libido, and it helps many with this symptom.
Other drugs that might help are stimulants (prescribed by a medical professional and under close supervision - you don't want to substitute one drug addiction for another).
Seeking the advice of a Psychiatrist or your family doctor is the best course of action.
Best of luck to you.
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