Morphine is a potent opiate analgesic medication and is the most abundant alkaloid found in opium. It is used to treat severe pain and suffering and has a high potential for addiction, tolerance and psychological dependence.
Morphine has many dangerous side effects and also very harmful withdrawal symptoms which usually begin within 4-6 hours of the last dose. These withdrawal symptoms include the following:
If you have made the decision to quit morphine, your first step should be to contact a rehab center. Trying to deal with the severe withdrawal symptoms of morphine alone is both difficult and dangerous. A professional at a rehab center will be able to monitor and care for you throughout the withdrawal process. This will ensure your safety and help prevent relapse during the withdrawal process. Long-term relapse prevention will require ongoing treatment, therapy and counseling to address the psychological aspects of addiction.
For many, a major health crisis or near fatal experience forces them to seek help for their morphine addiction. Don’t wait until you are in the emergency room to decide to get help. The time to get help is the moment in which you realize that you may have a problem. The sooner you can get help, the sooner you can be free from morphine addiction.
If you or someone you know is suffering from morphine addiction, we are here to help. Please call our toll-free helpline today to learn more about addiction, withdrawal and long-term recovery. We are available 24 hours a day to help, so don’t wait to get the help you need.