Morphine Abuse and Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder is caused by a complex chemical imbalance that is often combined with environmental factors. Bipolar disorder typically develops in late adolescence or early adulthood. For many the cycles of mania and depression can last for days, weeks or even months. This can lead individuals to self-medicate psychological pain by using morphine.

Can Morphine Make Mood Disorders Worse?

Morphine addiction can cause a mood disorder’s symptoms to worsen. Morphine can increase the strength of mood disorders or bipolar by disrupting the following:

  • Energy levels
  • Sleep patterns
  • Concentration
  • Judgement

Mood disorders often interfere with a person’s ability to function. This can lead to frustration and cause him or her to spiral into a manic episode. Morphine can increase the effects that bipolar disorder already causes the individual. Morphine use can contribute to manic episodes and, as a depressant drug, can make periods of depression more unmanageable as well.

Treatment Options for Morphine Addicts with Bipolar Disorder

While detox is often the first step in morphine addiction recovery, a person with a morphine addiction and a mood disorder is strongly encouraged to seek the following treatment options:

Because the effects of a Dual Diagnosis of morphine addiction and mood disorder can be overwhelming, individuals are encouraged to have a medically supervised detox. Morphine withdrawal symptoms affect mood, and this can cause users to relapse, when professionals are not present. Integrated treatment is a form of treatment that understands that each person’s recovery route is different. Integrated treatment consists of a psychiatric team and medical team who customize a treatment plan that will address all aspects of personal health.

Morphine Addiction Treatment

If you or a loved one is experiencing an addiction to morphine, please call our toll-free helpline today. We can help you find integrated treatment options for recovery. Your life is worth the call, so please pick up the phone today.