Morphine is a highly addictive painkiller derived from opium. Side effects of morphine that lead to it being used recreationally include:
Morphine can cause both physical dependence and psychological addiction and ceasing to use morphine can be a painful process.
Detox is the process in which the body rids itself of all physical traces of morphine. Morphine detox should always take place under the supervision of a trained physician. Withdrawal from opiate drugs such as morphine can cause physical trauma and lead to heart attack or death. Non life-threatening symptoms of morphine withdrawal can include the following:
Medically supervised detox services monitor and manage both the physical and psychological withdrawal symptoms.
The goals of medically supervised detox services include the following:
Medically supervised morphine can involve drug replacement therapy, in which synthetic opiates such as Suboxone or methadone replace morphine. These drugs target the same areas of the brain as morphine to reduce cravings and block the “high” caused by morphine use. The dosage of these drugs is then slowly tapered off. Detox is not a cure for morphine addiction. A post-detox rehabilitation plan should be created that involves counseling, support group attendance, and relapse prevention training.
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