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Understanding Morphine Withdrawal

As a prescribed painkiller, morphine can be highly effective. More specifically, according to MedlinePlus, “morphine is used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Morphine extended-release tablets and capsules are only used to relieve severe (around-the-clock) pain that cannot be controlled by the use of other pain medications.”

And while being an opiate or narcotic makes it effective for pain management, it also lends it to a high risk of dependence. And this dependence can lead to an uncomfortable morphine withdrawal.

Read on to learn more about morphine withdrawal and how we will help manage a safe morphine withdrawal for you at Resurgence.

Effects of Morphine Withdrawal

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, “opioid withdrawal develops after the body has become accustomed to a certain level of opioids.” This is because if you abuse morphine, your body will become desensitized to it. And if you continue abusing it, you will experience changes to the nerve receptors in your brain.

Simply put, you will become reliant on morphine to function. You will need to withdrawal from the drug to recondition your body to normal functions. But the addictive tendencies of morphine can make the morphine withdrawal from it painful and uncomfortable for some. And to get your body safely back to proper functioning, we suggest you complete detox under our medical supervision.

Specific Symptoms of Morphine Withdrawal

Withdrawal from morphine is typically not life-threatening, although we still suggest doing it under medical care. You may feel the effects around one day, but they should begin to lessen after about three days. They tend to produce physical discomfort that can be lessened if you complete a supervised detox. Some of the most common side effects of Morphine withdrawal we have observed include:

  • Anxiety
  • Restless and insomnia
  • Teary eyes and runny nose
  • Diarrhea, cramping, nausea, and vomiting
  • Vision issues
  • Increased heart rate
  • High blood pressure

Please note that your withdrawal symptoms may be more severe if you are also battling other addictions or mental illnesses. And with any withdrawal, it can be unpredictable, which is why you recommend you allow our team to monitor the process.

Morphine Withdrawal Symptoms and Mental Illness

As with many other addictive substances, the abuse of morphine may trigger mood issues, specifically anxiety. But the abuse of morphine may also be accompanied by a specific mental illness – opioid use disorder – that can also affect withdrawal. Opioid use disorder is best understood as a physical and psychological reliance on opioids.

Further, according to the American Psychiatric Association, “The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Edition describes opioid use disorder as a problematic pattern of opioid use leading to problems or distress.” The development of this disorder can also make morphine withdrawal more difficult for your mental health. During withdrawal, you will also be breaking a psychological dependence. This is something, however, that we are equipped to help you handle during detox.

Resurgence Payment and Insurance

We firmly believe that every patient should receive the best care possible when it comes to completing your morphine withdrawal. And this means not having to worry about the cost, especially when trying to detox from morphine. At Resurgence, we will build your treatment plan at an affordable cost while still providing the best care possible.

For our services, we accept most PPO insurance as well as private forms of payment for treatment. We will also communicate with your insurance provider on your behalf to ensure that you or your loved one is provided with a custom recovery program for your situation without the high cost.

Morphine Withdrawal at Resurgence Behavioral Health

At Resurgence Behavioral Health, we understand the difficulty in dealing with morphine withdrawal symptoms. Luckily, our team of experts has experience in monitoring and assisting in withdrawals of all kinds. And post-withdrawal, we also offer drug rehab to treat your substance abuse.

We are here to ensure you will beat any addictions you come in with. That is why we offer a whole range of treatment: detox programs, rehabilitation programs, and an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) post-recovery. We also have a variety of counseling options to treat any mental illness alongside your morphine withdrawal, including our dual diagnosis program.

Detox Programs

We offer two types of detox programs, social and medical. Both are supervised by medical professionals and put safety and comfort at the forefront. One allows you to go at your own pace, while the other involves medication and a more monitored schedule. Don’t worry; together we will decide the most effective morphine withdrawal for you.

And whichever detox you choose, we will evaluate the level of your morphine use, stabilize you, and prepare you for further rehabilitation. This will not only ensure a safe morphine withdrawal. Hopefully, it will also lessen some of the discomforts of morphine withdrawal symptoms and prepare you for further treatment. Read on to learn more about our post-detox treatment options.

Inpatient and Outpatient Programs

We understand that everyone’s morphine withdrawal and usage are different. Our outpatient drug treatment is an alternative option for those who cannot attend our residential program. It is ideal for employed people who cannot leave their jobs or those who cannot leave their family.

It is also a more affordable option. Each inpatient facility provides close supervision by highly trained staff, 24-hour medical care, individual and group therapy sessions, healthy meal options, and a relaxing environment.

Our Approach to Rehabilitation

We take a customized, patient-centric approach to rehabilitation. We understand morphine withdrawal and addiction need special attention. If you come to us trying to recover from morphine abuse, we will begin by completing an assessment to devise a plan for your full recovery. Our treatment programs address all the underlying conditions for addiction to allow you to take ownership of your recovery.

Our customized approach, coupled with our staff of highly motivated and well-trained professionals, ensure that you or your loved one will receive excellent care during and after treatment.

Some of the rehabilitation treatments we offer include:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Stress Management
  • Group Therapy
  • Medication to alleviate withdrawal symptoms and reduce cravings

Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

If you complete recovery with us in an inpatient or outpatient setting or try to avoid another uncomfortable withdrawal, please check out our Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP). Breaking a morphine abuse habit can be especially difficult for anyone. In IOP, you will have the flexibility to maintain much of your normal daily routine while working on maintaining sobriety.

IOP is a good treatment option if you do not have the means to leave your job or if you have to stay home for any other reason. You will receive support from therapy groups and gain the ability to apply the skills you learned during treatment, all while maintaining your normal lifestyle.

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We are here to help and support you through finding your truest self while leaving your most destructive self behind. We understand what it takes to get you through your addiction and the emotional and psychological support you will need from us to become your best self. Please, contact us today with questions or concerns.