Secret Morphine Addiction

Morphine exists as white silky crystals, cubical masses of crystals or white crystalline powder. It is soluble in water and slightly soluble in alcohol. Morphine is a narcotic, and it directly affects the central nervous system. Use can result in the following effects:

  • Pain relief
  • Impaired mental and physical performance
  • Anxiety relief
  • Euphoria
  • Decreased hunger
  • Disrupted menstrual cycle in women
  • Constipation
  • Reduced sex drive

The euphoric effects produced by morphine are psychologically addictive. Physical addiction develops easily as well, as tolerance occurs quickly and causes users to start taking more of the drug. The effects of morphine use also cause users to isolate themselves from friends and family and hide the signs of addiction.

Morphine Detoxification

Attempting to detox from morphine alone can be very dangerous. Morphine withdrawal symptoms can cause emotional and physical stress, and morphine withdrawal symptoms can include the following:

  • Restlessness
  • Twitching and spasms of muscles
  • Severe aches in the back, abdomen and legs
  • Hot and cold flashes
  • Insomnia
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Increases in body temperature, blood pressure, respiratory rate and heart rate
  • Stroke
  • Heart attack
  • Death

Symptoms of withdrawal from morphine often peak in intensity at 36 to 72 hours. Without adequate treatment, symptoms can persist for 5 to 7 days and cravings can last for several months. Morphine users who wish to keep their addiction secret and recover on their own will find that detox and withdrawal are major stumbling blocks to recovery. Ending the secrecy and finding medically supervised detox services can help begin a safe a successful morphine addiction recovery.

Morphine Addiction Recovery Help

If you or a loved one struggles with morphine abuse or addiction, call our toll-free helpline today. We are available 24 hours a day, and all calls are confidential if you are not yet ready to end the secrecy of addiction. We can find the recovery options that best fit your needs or simply provide an understanding listener. Call today and make the change towards a better life.