Morphine Detox & Addiction Facts
Rapid Drug Detox can help detox you from Morphine, also known by several different brand names (see below).
Morphine / MS Contin / Morphine Sulfate is a highly-potent opiate analgesic drug and the principal active agent in opium and the prototypical opioid. Morphine acts directly on the central nervous system to relieve pain. Studies done on the efficacy of various opioids have indicated that, in the management of severe pain, no other narcotic analgesic is more effective or superior to morphine. It is marketed under several different names, inculding: Oramorph, Oramorph SR, and Avinza. Morphine is highly addictive when compared to other substances; physical and psychological dependences develop very rapidly.
Morphine is the prototype narcotic drug and is the gold standard against which all other opioids are tested. In clinical settings, morphine exerts its principal pharmacological effect on the central nervous system and gastrointestinal tract. Its primary actions of therapeutic value are analgesia and sedation. Morphine is a rapid-acting narcotic, and it is known to bind very strongly to the receptors, for this reason it often has a higher incidence of euphoria/dysphoria, respiratory depression, sedation, pruritus, tolerance, and physical and psychological dependence when compared to other opioids.
Morphine was the most commonly abused narcotic analgesic in the world up until heroin was synthesized and came into use. Even today, morphine is the most sought after prescription narcotic by heroin addicts when heroin is scarce. Morphine and heroin were also much more likely to produce feelings of euphoria and other such subjective effects when compared to most other opioid analgesics.
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Morphine Addiction Effects
The most commonly reported adverse drug reactions are nausea, vomiting and sweating. Drowsiness is reported, although it is less of an issue than for other opioids. Respiratory depression, a common side effect of most opioids, is not clinically significant in normal doses. By itself, it can decrease the seizure threshold. Dosages of coumadin/warfarin may need to be reduced for anticoagulated patients to avoid bleeding complications.
Morphine Withdrawal Symptoms
The withdrawal symptoms associated with morphine addiction are usually experienced shortly before the time of the next scheduled dose, sometimes within as early as a few hours (usually between 6-12 hours) after the last administration. Early symptoms include watery eyes, insomnia, diarrhea, runny nose, yawning, dysphoria, sweating, and in some cases a strong drug craving. Restlessness, irritability, loss of appetite, body aches, severe abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting, tremors, and even stronger and more intense drug craving appear as the syndrome progresses. Severe depression and vomiting are very common. The heart rate and blood pressure are elevated and can lead to a heart attack, blot clot or stroke. Chills or cold flashes with goose bumps ("cold turkey") alternating with flushing (hot flashes), kicking movements of the legs ("kicking the habit" - similar to restless leg syndrome) and excessive sweating are also characteristic symptoms. Severe pains in the bones and muscles of the back and extremities occur, as do muscle spasms. At any point during this process, a suitable narcotic can be administered that will dramatically reverse the withdrawal symptoms. Major withdrawal symptoms peak between 48 and 96 hours after the last dose and subside after about 10 to 12 days. Sudden withdrawal by heavily dependent users who are in poor health is very rarely fatal.
Rapid Anesthesia Morphine Detox
The RDD Method® for Morphine detoxification under anesthesia is a medical procedure that eliminates most of withdrawal symptoms. During the procedure the patient is given medication to relax and then put under light, general anesthesia for approximately 60 minutes. Following the procedure, recovery begins under direct medical supervision.
The patient's vital signs and overall physical and mental reactions to these medications are closely monitored during the detox procedure. In the days that follow, the patient often sleeps more than usual. Administered by professionals as part of a long-term drug-addiction recovery strategy, The RDD Method® has been shown to be significantly more effective than other courses of Morphine addiction treatment.
Morphine Addiction FAQs
Q. How do I know if I am addicted to Morphine?
A. Short-term users may require a detox program in order to successfully discontinue use, because Morphine's addictive traits. Addicts typically require higher doses of the drug and experience cravings for Morphine between doses.
Q. How long does Morphine detox take?
A. The detox process for Morphine varies in length depending on the pattern of typical use and on individual differences. The most severe withdrawal symptoms occur during the first several days after discontinuing use, making it important to seek immediate professional help from trained Morphine-detox professionals.
Q. Is Morphine-addiction recovery painful?
A. While recovery from Morphine addiction can be painful, the right procedure can greatly reduce discomfort. Anesthesia Morphine detox is a procedure that is effective at reducing the pain normally associated with Morphine detox.
Q. How do I choose a Morphine-detox program?
A. Talking to a trained detox or medical professional is the right first step in choosing the appropriate program. Call us at 1-888-825-1020 or contact us if you'd like to learn more.
If you are using opiate drugs to control pain and feel you are using more and more to get the same pain relief, you may be suffering from a common condition caused from opiate drug use; read about this condition called Hyperalgesia. Also, read about hormones and how the chronic use of opiate drugs can decrease the bodies ability to produce the proper amount of testosterone and estrogen.
We would never use other replacement addicting opiates, often prescribed by physicians and detox centers, such as Suboxone®/Subutex (Buprenorphine) or injectable Buprenorphine. These schedule III controlled opiate drugs are routinely and widely used and approved by the FDA for opiate addiction maintenance, like Methadone. Many patients find themselves in the same situation as they were before drug treatment from a doctor or a drug rehabilitation center. We have heard of some in-patient rehab centers also using schedule II controlled liquid Hydrocodone and Dilaudid "cocktails". Patients soon realize these replacement drugs cause severe withdrawal once they are discharged from these programs. This causes the patient to seek opiates for relief from the severe discomfort of a Buprenorphine withdrawal. The use of these drugs for treatment of opiate addiction is merely switching one opiate drug for another, setting the patient up for failure. This does not solve the patient's drug addiction problem. As use of these drugs become more common, we are seeing a steady increase of requests for an anesthesia detox from patients addicted to Suboxone®/Subutex (Buprenorphine). We can guarantee that our patients are 100% clean and free of any opiate drug after the RDD Method® and with RDD's Naltrexone Therapy used as a pellet/implant, injectable "IM" shot or the oral pill form, the patient will stay clean and cravings will be eliminated.