How to Get Clean from Morphine

Morphine is a commonly prescribed pain killer with a high potential for addiction. It is used to treat moderate to severe pain and should only be taken as directed by a doctor. Morphine tolerance develops quickly, causing users to require more of the drug to achieve the same effects a lower dose once had. Increased morphine use leads to physical and psychological dependence and causes such side effects as the following:

  • Slurred speech
  • Blurred or double vision
  • Uncoordinated muscle movement
  • Diarrhea and vomiting
  • Memory loss
  • Headache
  • Anxiety
  • Hallucinations
  • Depression
  • Seizures

Morphine Withdrawal Symptoms

Morphine users who have developed a dependence on the drug will experience withdrawal symptoms when they attempt to stop use. These withdrawal symptoms may include the following:

  • Insomnia
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Nasal congestion
  • Cramping
  • Heat flashes
  • Restlessness
  • Sweating
  • Pupil dilation
  • Increase in blood pressure
  • Elevated body temperature
  • Increased heart rate
  • Increased respiratory rate

Extreme withdrawal symptoms can lead to stroke, heart attack or death. The morphine withdrawal process should be monitored by medical professionals who can ensure the safety of their recovering patients.

Morphine Addiction Help

Residential treatment centers offer a safe location during treatment and provide access to the resources needed for recovery. Residential treatment centers provide the following:

  • Medically supervised detox services
  • Licensed counselors and therapists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Medical doctors
  • Plans for current and continued care

Need Help Getting Clean from Morphine?

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