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MS Contin Overdose Symptoms and Treatment

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Having a love one suffer with an addiction can be a heartbreaking experience. One of the many problems people face is MS Contin dependency. This dependency can be overcome, but people should understand the importance of receiving help for their loved ones from a top drug rehabilitation center.
“Having a love one suffer with an addiction can be a heartbreaking experience.”
The sooner someone is able to break themselves from the hurtful cycle of addiction, the better chance they have of returning to full health and not falling into the same trap of addiction again.

What Is MS Contin?

MS Contin is a morphine oral medication used to treat moderate to severe pain. The drug works for relieving pain for 12 to 24 hours at a time. One pill should be taken every four hours to keep the body constantly in this painless state. This drug should be swallowed whole and never consumed in any other manner.

If more of the drug is taken than prescribed, overdose symptoms may occur. MS Contin overdose can result in:

  • Sleeplessness
  • Nausea
  • Fainting
  • Small pupils
  • Limp muscles
  • Loss of consciousness

If you notice any of these occurring with someone you love, seek immediate medical treatment. This should also be the final warning signs someone needs before enrolling their loved one in a luxury treatment facility. These signs of an overdose on MS Contin should not be taken lightly as they can lead to serious health damage.

What Happens if Left Untreated?

medically-assisted detoxThere are so many prescription drugs now being abused in the world that it hardly seems odd to find MS Contin as one of them. This powerful medicine has the ability to make the user completely dependent upon it so they feel unable to function if they are off it. This can lead to serious medical conditions.

Excessive MS Contin use can trigger heart problems. This increases a person’s heart rate which leads their body into a state of shock. There are also long-term psychological problems such as insomnia. It is possible to wean oneself off the medicine, although the side effects may become more pronounced when medical treatment is not available. It is best to find a center that is trained in dealing with these problems so your experience getting off the medicine is more pleasant. Proper medically-assisted detox also lowers the chances of relapsing. Many people who try kicking the habit themselves after becoming addicted find the task to be too daunting. They need the extra support especially during the initial period in which the desire to take the medicine still remains strong.

There are also other problems which can result for those who support someone who has a drug addiction. The average drug user requires $200 a day to support this habit. This leads to 90 percent of property theft crimes being committed by people addicted to this medicine.

What Are the Steps to Recovery?

Enrolling someone at a treatment facility, especially when they have clearly demonstrated a dependency upon the medication, can be a lifesaving experience. Many of the top MS Contin addiction treatment facilities understand the process the body goes through and work to get the person back on solid standing.

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