Morphine Addiction Treatment at Adelante Recovery Center in Orange County, CA
Morphine is a powerful opioid medication used to treat severe pain. It is a naturally occurring substance derived either from the opium poppy plant or concentrated poppy straw. Morphine produces feelings of euphoria often described as a “dreamlike” state. It can be taken as a pill, syrup, or injection, and it can also be smoked.
Morphine addiction is a serious issue and is part of the broader opioid addiction crisis in the United States. Morphine abuse is dangerous and frequently leads to heroin use. People often turn to heroin because it’s even more powerful than morphine and often easier to get.
If you or a loved one is struggling with morphine dependency or addiction, it’s vital to get the right help.
Morphine withdrawal symptoms can be painful and even dangerous. That’s why it’s important to seek care from a reputable morphine detox facility that provides round-the-clock supervision and care. The team at Adelante Recovery Center in Orange County has the training and expertise to help clients safely detox and recover from morphine addiction.
Many people start using morphine as prescribed to control pain but end up misusing their medication. Like other opioids, morphine can be highly addictive and can lead to physical dependency.
Common effects or morphine include:
- Sleepiness or drowsiness
- Relaxed or calm feeling
- Sense of well-being
- Reduced anxiety
- Pain relief
When a person uses morphine without a prescription it is considered abuse. Over time a person needs more and more of the drug to achieve the same effect, and this can lead to overdose. Signs of overdose include slurred speech, intense drowsiness or sleepiness, fever, increased thirst, lower back or side pain, slowed breathing, muscle cramps, spasms, pain, or stiffness. Because morphine depresses the central nervous system, overdosing can cause a person to stop breathing and lead to coma or even death.
Signs of Morphine Addiction
The signs of morphine addiction differ from morphine dependency symptoms. People who are physically dependent on morphine experience withdrawal symptoms when they stop taking it, which can include agitation, anxiety, muscle aches, insomnia, runny nose, sweating, yawning, cramping, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and dilated pupils.
Signs of addiction are behavioral and include:
- Compulsively using the drug
- Inability to stop using the drug even though it’s causing problems in the person’s life
- Obsessing over the drug and spending more time and energy getting it
- Withdrawing from family members and friends
- Discontinuing activities the person once enjoyed
- Needing to use the drug just to feel normal
- Taking risks, such as stealing or trading sexual favors for the drug
Morphine Addiction Help at Adelante Recovery Center
Adelante Recovery Center offers comprehensive addiction treatment for people struggling with morphine addiction. Most clients with morphine dependency will need to go through detox before moving into our inpatient residential program. We also provide dual diagnosis programs for clients who have co-occurring mental health issues, such as anxiety, depression, or post-traumatic stress disorder.
Our team uses the latest, evidence-based treatments and therapeutic approaches to create tailored treatment plans for each client. Our beautiful treatment center in Corona del Mar is conveniently located for clients in Los Angeles and Orange County and features luxury amenities in a restorative setting.
Recovery is possible at Adelante Recovery Center. Contact us today for morphine addiction help and to schedule a tour of our morphine addiction treatment center in Orange County.