What Happens If I Stop Taking Morphine?

Morphine is a narcotic pain reliever and is used to treat moderate to mild pain. Morphine can be either short or long acting. Long acting formulations are designed for around the clock treatment. The drug works by muting the pain receptors in the brain, and, because morphine also can cause euphoric sensations and impact brain functioning, it is addictive. Morphine should only be taken by prescription and never in greater amounts or more frequently than medically directed.

Dangers of No Longer Taking Morphine

You should not abruptly stop taking morphine. A sudden stop can result in uncomfortable physical and psychological withdrawal symptoms. The intent to quit is healthy, but, if executed incorrectly, good intentions can lead to physical danger. Withdrawal symptoms will occur, if a dependent user stops taking the drug. Morphine withdrawal symptoms can include the following:

  • Runny nose
  • Restlessness
  • Moodiness
  • Headaches
  • Watery eyes
  • Soreness
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Chills
  • Sweating
  • Insomnia

A Better Life without Morphine

While ending use abruptly can lead to painful withdrawal symptoms, if you stop taking morphine your life will change for the better. A drug-free life comes with possibility, hope, clarified thinking, freedom, organization and purpose. Take advantage of the knowledge of rehab professionals and the comfort and safety offered by inpatient facilities.

Quit Morphine Use

If you or someone that you care about wants to or needs to get help for an addiction to morphine, please call our 24 hour toll-free helpline. Our trained and experienced professionals will be able to answer your questions, help with insurance matters and find recovery options that meet your interests and needs.