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Morphine Detox and Withdrawal

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Morphine is an incredibly strong drug that is used to treat severe pain. Morphine is so addictive because it can cause both a physical and psychological addiction. When taken in high doses or for long periods of time, morphine addiction can be incredibly hard to conquer. Most addicts require the help of an addiction treatment program to say goodbye to morphine for good.

Finding a morphine detox center is important if you’re concerned you may have an addiction or if you know someone who does. Call to learn about addiction treatment options.

Signs of Morphine Addiction

If you suspect someone you love may be abusing or addicted to morphine, there are some signs of addiction you can look for. These include:

  • Excessive moodiness
  • Lying to loved ones
  • Financial issues because all money is spent on morphine
  • Insomnia
  • Withdrawing from loved one
  • Hanging out with new drug-using friends
  • Sudden weight loss

Risks of Morphine

As such a strong drug, morphine can cause a number of ill effects if abused. Those who abuse morphine risk these complications:

  • Kidney failure
  • Breathing issues
  • Depression
  • Coma
  • Death


“If you are addicted to morphine, you must go through a detoxification process to rid your body of the drug prior to beginning addiction treatment.”If you are addicted to morphine, you must go through a detoxification process to rid your body of the drug prior to beginning addiction treatment. It is not recommended that addicts undergo morphine detox on their own as the process can be dangerous. Instead, withdrawal from morphine should be done in a professional setting where medical staff members are on hand to assist you.

During the detox and withdrawal process, you may experience withdrawal symptoms as the morphine leaves your body. These symptoms may include:

  • Excessive sweating
  • Headaches
  • Body pain
  • Temperature fluctuations
  • Shaking
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Extreme fatigue
  • Depression
  • Anxiety

In a morphine detox center, you may receive prescription drug medications to mitigate some of these withdrawal symptoms. This will allow you to make it through the withdrawal process with minimal discomfort.

Addiction Treatment After Detox

Woman therapist listening to senior patient talking about addiction treatment after detoxIt’s important to note that morphine detox in and of itself does not constitute addiction treatment. In order to conquer addiction, the psychological aspect of addiction must be effectively treated and this is done in a rehabilitation program. You can choose from inpatient program or outpatient treatment to address the psychological aspect of your addiction.

With proper care, you can resist morphine use and embrace a healthy, happy future. Call us at for information on finding a morphine detox and addiction treatment center that can change your life.

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