Case Management for Long-Term Morphine Addiction Recovery

Morphine is used for severe pain, for cough suppression and before surgery. In addition to relieving pain, morphine has been prescribed to relieve fear and anxiety by producing a sense of euphoria. However, when abused, morphine is considered a very dangerous drug. According to Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN), heroin and morphine accounted for 51 percent of drug deaths ruled accidental or unexpected in 1999, and the number of emergency room visits involving heroin or morphine increased 15...

How to Manage Morphine Withdrawal Symptoms

Many morphine addicts will try to quit the drug cold turkey. This can cause painful withdrawal symptoms, and this pain can lead an addict back to their addiction hours, days or weeks after he or she stops taking morphine. Inpatient treatment can help ease and almost completely erase the pain that most addicts will experience while trying to withdraw on their own. What Should I Expect If I Quit Morphine Today? If an addict stops taking morphine, he or she can experience withdrawal symptoms...

Can Morphine Withdrawal Symptoms Be Fatal?

Morphine is a prescription medication used to help relieve pain. You or a loved one may experience withdrawal symptoms if morphine is stopped abruptly. While morphine withdrawal may be unpleasant it is usually not life-threatening. However, it is important to slowly wean yourself off morphine with the help of treatment or your health care provider. Morphine Withdrawal Symptoms Morphine withdrawal symptoms can be severe, however for the majority of people who experience morphine withdrawal the...

How to Ease Morphine Addiction Withdrawal Symptoms

There are many reasons why people refrain from seeking professional detox help such as the cost of rehab or to save one’s reputation. But, at-home detox is unsafe, uncomfortable and almost always unsuccessful, especially when the addiction is severe. When an addiction becomes full-blown, it becomes extremely difficult to quit using morphine. Detoxing from morphine produces a number of not only uncomfortable, but also painful withdrawal symptoms. These withdrawal symptoms are severe and...

Treatment for Morphine Withdrawal

Morphine is a potent opiate analgesic medication and is the most abundant alkaloid found in opium. It is used to treat severe pain and suffering and has a high potential for addiction, tolerance and psychological dependence. Withdrawal Symptoms of Morphine Morphine has many dangerous side effects and also very harmful withdrawal symptoms which usually begin within 4-6 hours of the last dose. These withdrawal symptoms include the following: Insomnia Diarrhea Severe headache Severe abdominal...

Morphine Withdrawal

Morphine is in a group of drugs called narcotic pain relievers. It is a potent analgesic drug and the primary active agent is opium. It is used to treat moderate to severe pain. Morphine works by dulling the pain perception center in the brain. A patient can use short-acting formula morphine on an “as needed” basis for the pain or an extended-release formula when using morphine for around-the-clock patients who are constantly in pain. Often times, your doctor will not prescribe morphine...