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