What is Morphine?
Morphine is the most abundant alkaloid found in opium seeds and is used to treat severe or agonizing pain.
Is Morphine addicting?
Morphine is a highly addictive substance and has an addiction potential comparable to heroin. Within a matter of weeks, a tolerance develops and causes severe physical and psychological dependencies. As a tolerance to Morphine develops, the body requires more and more Morphine to achieve pain relief. Taking higher doses of Morphine can increase the risk of experiencing uncomfortable side effects and increases the risk and severity of a dependency.
Morphine is a very powerful drug that the body may become physically dependent upon. If a person no longer wishes to continue taking Morphine or wants to discontinue taking the drug due to its side effects, a Morphine Detox with medical supervision is necessary to prevent morphine withdrawal symptoms.
Morphine Addiction Signs
- Extreme drug seeking behaviors
- Financial Problems
- Appearance of withdrawal symptoms
Morphine withdrawals are extremely uncomfortable and can start as soon as a few hours after the last dose. Without medical supervision, decreasing a dose or stopping Morphine intake altogether may cause these initial symptoms.
Morphine Withdrawal Symptoms
- Flu-like symptoms
Under the supervision of the professionals at Outpatient Detox, patients do not need to fear experiencing morphine withdrawal symptoms. Patients can detox off of Morphine in the comfort of their own homes with personalized treatment plans that allow them to remain safe, calm, comfortable and able to sleep at night throughout the detoxification period.