Reasons to Get Help During Morphine Detox

Published: 05/29/2016 | Author:

Morphine is a highly addictive pain killer. Doctors use it to treat pain after surgery, chronic pain, and many other types of severe pain. Like most opiates, the chances of becoming addicted to morphine are extremely high. This means you will likely have to detox in order to end the addiction. Opiate withdrawal is considered one of the worst of all of the drugs to detox from. This is what makes getting help during morphine detox so important.

What Happens During Morphine Detox

Morphine detox is extremely unpleasant. Many have described it as an extremely debilitating flu. According to Florida Agency for Health Care Administration, what happens during withdrawal is:

Morphine Detox

Extreme anxiety is a common symptom of morphine withdrawal.

  • abdominal cramping
  • severe diarrhea
  • extreme nausea and vomiting
  • sweating
  • agitation
  • severe aggression
  • extreme anxiety
  • insomnia
  • severe pain in the muscles and joints
  • other flu like symptoms

In extreme cases addicts can suffer from hallucinations and psychosis depending on how long they’ve taken morphine for.

The severity of these symptoms depends on how long you’ve been a morphine addict and how much morphine you use. This can happen if you are:

  • taking morphine recreationally
  • using morphine to treat chronic pain due to illness
  • after you had morphine as a pain killer in the hospital
  • using morphine only a few times to treat severe pain

Even people given morphine in a medical situation can suffer from withdrawal and the need to detox.

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Going it Alone

Most doctors do not advise quitting morphine on your own. The dangers include:

  • relapse
  • risk taking behavior
  • severe dehydration and resulting kidney failure
  • psychosis and agitation due to withdrawal
  • hospitalization

Detoxing off any drug, including morphine can have unexpected results. Many people wind up relapsing and then overdosing. When you stop taking morphine for even a little while, you crave more of it. Some people give in to these cravings and take more morphine than they should. Usually this results in overdose and hospitalization or overdose and death. When you have help, particularly the help of a detox center overdose and other issues are not a problem.

Reasons to Get Help During Detox

There are many reasons to get help and very few not to. Getting help during morphine detox lets you:

  • detox under supervision with medical care
  • less of a chance to relapse
  • have access to a support network
  • can begin your treatment even before you’ve finished detoxing
  • privacy from the people who you do not want to know about your addiction
  • a way to end your addiction away from your triggers
  • You can also receive medications for the withdrawal symptoms in a detox center

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, there are several medications that can help you through the opioid detox. You can receive medications for the withdrawal symptoms including:

  • methadone
  • Suboxone
  • buprenorphine
  • Naltrexone

These benefits are why you should seek the help of a detox center for your morphine detox. To find a morphine detox and take advantage of these benefits, call 800-483-2193(Who Answers?). We can help you find the detox center you need to make a safe recovery.

Sources

  1. Florida Agency for Health Care Administration. (n.d.). Opiate and Opioid Withdrawal.
  2. National Institute on Drug Abuse. (2016). Effective Treatments for Opioid Addiction. 
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