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Morphine is one of the most effective medications for relieving severe pain, and is widely used and available under a range of brand names, including MSIR. It is a habit-forming drug, and MSIR addiction treatment may be necessary for those who have used morphine for an extended period of time. If you need help for a MSIR addiction or know someone who does, please call for a referral to the best MSIR rehab center in your area.

Did You Know?

According to the INCB Organization, worldwide consumption of morphine tripled in the 1990s and has continued to increase into the late 2000s.

Morphine Dependency

Morphine is derived from the poppy plant, which is the same plant used to produce heroin. The two drugs somewhat differ in how interaction takes place within the human body, but they have similar effects. Both are likely to cause physical and psychological dependencies in users. The psychological effects of both drugs can include:

  • Euphoria or delirium
  • Drowsiness or sedation
  • Relaxation and feelings of well-being
  • A sense of being disconnected

Physically, morphine and heroin can cause:

  • Depression of the central nervous system
  • Analgesia
  • Diminished reflexes
  • Cramping, nausea and vomiting
  • Depressed heart and respiratory rates

Continued use of either drug can lead to an increased tolerance, meaning more of the substance is needed for the user to experience the same effects. A person with a prescription for MSIR should not take more than prescribed without their physician’s approval. Extended use also results in physical dependency, which occurs when the body becomes accustomed to functioning with the drug. This form of dependency can be very serious, and the person who has an addiction may need MSIR addiction treatment. An addiction can be physical or psychological in nature.

MSIR Withdrawal

Whether a person is addicted to morphine or has developed a physical dependence, he or she is likely to experience withdrawal symptoms when reducing or quitting the drug. An MSIR detox center can help reduce these symptoms to make withdrawal a more comfortable experience.

Did You Know?

Morphine withdrawal symptoms typically appear within hours of the last dose administered and are the most severe within the first three days.

Detox Symptoms

A person who is detoxing from MSIR may experience the following symptoms:

  • Chills and hot flashes
  • Tremors and muscle spasms
  • Restlessness, irritability and depression
  • Abdominal cramps, diarrhea, nausea and vomiting
  • Runny nose, sneezing and watery eyes
  • Loss of appetite
  • Drug cravings

“Enrolling in an MSIR detox center helps prevent a person from relapsing on the drug.”Enrolling in an MSIR detox center helps prevent a person from relapsing on the drug. It also helps to control withdrawal symptoms during the withdrawal and detox period. A physician can administer different medications to relieve symptoms while also monitoring the patient’s physical and psychological health. The detox and withdrawal period may last up to a week. Shortly after, the person is prepared to begin the road to recovery with the support of the MSIR addiction treatment facility.

Overcoming an MSIR Addiction

Although the physical symptoms of an addiction dissipate during detox, a person may continue to have strong urges to use once the drug is out of his or her system. A treatment program addresses the underlying reasons for these urges, helping a person overcome them and maintain long-term sobriety. For more information on MSIR rehab, call our helpline today at .

Did You Know?

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, 20 percent of people who entered substance abuse treatment facilities in 2009 were admitted for heroin and other opiates. This accounted for the largest percentage of treatment admissions for drug use.

Treatment for MSIR Addiction

Female pediatrician shaking teenager's handThe initial phase of treatment may include working with a physician for pain management if the person initially started using MSIR for medicinal reasons. However, if a person used the drug illicitly, treatment will likely begin with an assessment of his or her mental health. The main goal of an assessment is to determine what environmental or social factors have influenced the substance abuse.

If a person has easy access to morphine and difficulties controlling the urges to use, inpatient treatment may be recommended. In this setting, a person receives individual counseling and is supported by staff while maintaining a structured and healthy lifestyle. Inpatient treatment may also include group counseling, recreational activities and assistance with planning a sober life upon leaving the facility. A person can then transition into a residential program or back into his or her own home following treatment.

Getting Help

MSIR addiction treatment can also be provided on an outpatient basis to those who have strong support from friends or family. Outpatient treatment includes assistance from physicians and mental health professionals. Most people will be encouraged to attend Narcotics Anonymous meetings as well. With outpatient treatment, a person can continue to work and meet family obligations while addressing his or her dependency issues.

If you are interested in MSIR rehab for yourself or for a loved one, call today at . An advisor will refer you to the best MSIR addiction treatment centers in your area.

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