Morphine is a narcotic analgesic that is commonly prescribed to treat moderate to severe pain. Morphine has been found to be strongly addictive. So addictive in fact, morphine addiction can overwhelm the lives of the addict as well as the people around the addict. Many people find themselves addicted to, or abusing morphine after being justifiably prescribed the drug by their doctor. Morphine can be very effective, but can quickly develop a tolerance in the user even when taken within the recommendations of the doctor. Others become addicted simply through recreational use of the drug.
The strong effects of morphine can lead to an addict centering their lives on the attainment and use of morphine. This can be catastrophic for the addict’s mind, body, family and friends. Breaking this cycle may seem too difficult to handle, or even impossible. However, it can be done. Of all the risks associated with morphine, the most dangerous aspect of the drug is the potential combination with alcohol. When this combination is formed, even in small amounts, the results can be fatal. Other side effects of long-term morphine abuse can include the following problems:
The goal of any drug detox is to eradicate any traces of the drug remaining in the body. With a drug as powerfully addictive as morphine, symptoms from the removal of the drug from the body can be expected. The severity of these withdrawal symptoms will vary depending on the habits of the addict. These habits include the amount of the drug that is taken, how long the drug is abused, and how often the addict medicates. When an addict chooses to undergo detox in a residential program, the qualified medical professionals will often be able to use medicines such as Suboxone to assist in the comfort of the patient. Withdrawal symptoms will gradually decrease with time. The brunt of the unwelcome symptoms will arise around the second and third days of detox, and they will normally conclude after fourteen to twenty-one days.
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