Morphine Withdrawal and Detox

Siobhan Morse, the executive director of The National Institute for Holistic Addiction Studies, discusses Morphine withdrawal and detox in this Special Report.

What is morphine?

Morphine belongs to a class of drugs called opioid pain relievers. An opioid is sometimes called a “narcotic.”

Morphine is used to treat moderate to severe pain. Extended release morphine capsules are used when around-the-clock pain relief is needed.

What are the effects of morphine?

There are many inherent dangers of abusing any narcotic, including morphine.

Morphine Withdrawal and Detox

Morphine Withdrawal and Detox

The physical consequences of morphine abuse can be extremely dangerous.

Taking high doses of a narcotic, especially if you are not used to it can result in breathing problems, extreme drowsiness, coma, and even death.

The risk of overdose is especially high with morphine since many common methods of drug abuse cause the long-acting morphine capsules to release too much morphine too quickly.

The capsules contain tiny extended-release pellets that release too much medication if crushed, chewed, snorted, dissolved, or injected. This could easily lead to a lethal overdose.

What is morphine addiction and abuse?

Morphine has an abuse liability similar to that of other opioid agonists. It’s a schedule II controlled substance and can be abused.

Those who are seeking to obtain the morphine drug tend to use such tactics as emergency cause or visits near the end of office hours and refusal to undergo appropriate examination, testing or referral.

These individuals may also tamper with prescriptions and may doctor shop to obtain as much of the medication as possible.

What are the side effects of morphine?

The side effects of morphine include: nausea, vomiting, constipation, light-headedness, dizziness, and drowsiness.

What are the withdrawal symptoms of morphine?

The withdrawal symptoms of morphine include: anxiety, diarrhea, inability to fall asleep or stay asleep, increase in body temperature, increase in blood pressure, increased breathing and heart rate, muscle spasms, and severe flu symptoms. 


Morphine Withdrawal and Detox

Morphine Withdrawal and Detox



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