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.
If an addict stops taking morphine, he or she can experience withdrawal symptoms within hours of the last dose. The severity of the withdrawal symptoms can vary from addict to addict due to duration of use, amount used and age. The following are some symptoms addicts may experiencing while detoxing from morphine:
These symptoms can be painful and severe. However withdrawal is rarely life threatening, unless underlying physical health conditions exist. The pain that is associated with morphine withdrawal can lead an addict back to addiction.
Addicts who seek treatment have often tried to control their addiction unsuccessfully. Sobriety is not easy to achieve and will require professional help and long-term dedication. The following are some of the benefits of receiving professional recovery help:
Medical professionals can ease withdrawal pain and discomfort by treating symptoms as they arise. While in inpatient treatment an addict will have the time and focus needed to heal from addiction and experience sober thinking and decision making. Professionals will teach and give addicts the tools and knowledge needed to achieve and maintain sobriety in the outside world. Addicts will experience self confidence, once they achieve sobriety. Knowing that they can conquer their addiction is beneficial to their chances of long-term sobriety.
If you or a loved one is experiencing an addiction to morphine, please call our toll-free helpline today. Our counselors are available 24 hours a day to answer any questions you may have about morphine addiction and the treatment options available for you. Morphine addiction recovery is only a call away.