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Morphine Withdrawal Treatment

The symptoms experienced when going through morphine withdrawal treatment are very intense and unpleasant, and for some individuals it can be risky. Morphine is an opiate, and like other drugs in this category, it accustoms the user’s body to its effects. As soon as the drug is absent, voluntarily or otherwise, withdrawal symptoms will occur.

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Facts About Morphine Withdrawal Treatment

Morphine Withdrawal Treatment

Continued use of morphine or other opiates can change the way the brain responds to pain, and it disrupts the reward function of the brain by producing a “high.” The user quickly becomes dependent and cannot feel normal without the drug. Morphine withdrawal treatment at a drug addiction center is the safest way to get off morphine. A person who stops taking morphine because they can’t get anymore or because they want to get off the drug will start experiencing withdrawal symptoms in just a few hours.

When your body has to adjust to functioning without morphine, the symptoms kick in rather fast. Better Addiction Care (BAC) states it’s safest to detox in a drug addiction treatment center where medical staff are on the premises. There are medications that can reduce the discomfort of some withdrawal symptoms.

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Profuse sweating
  • Runny nose
  • Chills
  • Continual yawning
  • Cravings
  • Headache
  • Hot flashes
  • Irritability
  • Elevated blood pressure
  • Elevated heart rate
  • Bone and muscle pain
  • Tremors

Morphine Addiction Treatment

When a persons develops a tolerance to morphine, he or she experiences unpleasant withdrawal symptoms when trying to cut back or to quit, which makes it hard to stop using it. Many people become addicted when using morphine under medical supervision. The side effects of morphine abuse include drowsiness, inability to concentrate, apathy, itchy skin, respiratory depression, coma, dizziness, and hallucinations. The most dangerous aspect of morphine addiction is the risk of overdose because it affects the respiratory system and slows breathing. The result can be coma or death.

Better Addiction Care (BAC) wants to help you find the very best morphine addiction treatment care. Call (800) 429-7690 to speak with a rehab advisor today. The referral service is free, and BAC will help you find the right morphine addiction treatment facility to get you on the road to recovery.

Morphine Detox Treatment

A number of factors determine the severity and duration of morphine detox treatment including the age of the person, how much morphine they used, the length of time addicted, genetic influences, polydrug abuse, environmental factors, and co-occurring disorders. Detox should not be tried at home. The addict will suffer immense pain, continual vomiting, uncontrollable bowels, insomnia, loss of appetite, and loss of weight. He or she may believe they are dying, and that causes many who try this route to take more morphine to end the withdrawal symptoms.

Detox conducted in an accredited drug addiction treatment facility is the right choice. The doctor can prescribe medication to ease some of the symptoms. When the person completes detox, there are private and group therapy sessions to learn how to avoid a relapse, build self-esteem, and improve both physical and mental health. If someone you love is taking prescription morphine and you notice any of the following signs, he or she may be addicted.

  • Crushing Pills – He or she may be injecting or snorting the morphine.
  • Alcohol – He or she may drink an alcoholic beverage when taking the morphine.
  • Emergency Room – He or she may make up excuses to try and get medication at the emergency room.
  • Prescription – His or her prescription runs out well before the next refill is due.
  • Street Drugs – He or she may resort to purchasing other kinds of opiate pills from friends or from street dealers.
  • Employment – He or she has lost their job due to being high at work or being undependable.

Morphine addiction leads to serious consequences both physically and mentally for the user. If there is someone you know that is ready to get off this dangerous drug, Call Better Addiction Care at (800) 429-7690 and speak to a rehab advisor. They are ready to help you today.


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