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:
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.
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:
Adelante Recovery Center offers comprehensive addiction treatment for people struggling with morphine addiction as well as dual diagnosis programs for those who have co-occurring mental health issues.
Our luxury treatment centers in Corona del Mar is the ideal setting for healing and recovery. Individual counseling and group therapy form the core of our programs, but we allow plenty of time for restorative activities like yoga, beach walks, and hiking, and plenty of down time for reflection.
Our on-site medical doctor and certified addiction counselor will work together to create a tailored treatment plan for your specific needs—body, mind, and spirit. We do everything possible to keep you comfortable during morphine withdrawal treatment.
Recovery is possible at Adelante Recovery. Contact us today for morphine addiction help and to learn more about our Southern California morphine drug rehab facilities.
If you or a loved one are in need of help with addiction, contact us today. Our professional and friendly addiction specialists are able to answer your questions and get things moving in the right direction.