Morphine Addiction and Detox

Morphine is a natural opiate analgesic that is derived from the opium plant.  Clinically morphine is used primarily in hospitals to treat severe pain and is highly beneficial to quickly relieve a patient’s suffering.  Acute pain sufferers may also be treated with morphine but also run the risk of addiction.

Morphine is a fast acting strong narcotic that affects the central nervous system and depresses the respiratory system.  Taking too much morphine may cause death when the respiratory system slows down too much and can cause asphyxsia.   People who have developed an addiction and consequently a high tolerance to morphine run a high risk of overdosing and killing themselves.

 

Why is Morphine So Addictive?

Morphine causes a feeling of euphoria, reduces anxiety, increases feelings of pleasure and relieves fear.  Morphine mimics the natural feel good chemicals in the brain known as endorphins.  A dependency may develop in people who have only used morphine once.  These dependencies, can be both psychological and or physical which may lead to drug abuse and addiction.

 

Signs of Morphine Overdose

  • Cold clammy skin
  • Confusion
  • Pinpoint constricted pupils
  • Extreme tiredness, stops communicating, unresponsive
  • Shallow breathing or irregular slow breathing
  • Normal Muscle tension is gone
  • Coma
  • Heart Attack
  • Circulatory Collapse

If you suspect a morphine overdose it is necessary to get the person to an emergency room for treatment immediately to stop the effects of morphine in the body.

Getting Help & Morphine Detox

Acknowledging a drug problem takes tremendous strength from the individual deciding to change their life and take control again.  A person who has the problem who seeks help should be very proud of themselves.

Drug abuse affects millions of people and their families worldwide.  It is nothing to be ashamed of because you are not alone.  Every race, social class and culture deals with this issue.

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