Have you become dependent upon your pain medication? When you try to stop, do you develop uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms such as nausea, body tremors, and strong drug cravings? Perhaps you’ve tried on your own to get off morphine or other opiates. These opiates are powerful painkillers but can also lead to dependence and addiction.
Getting off morphine often requires professional medical assistance to ensure safety and to make patients comfortable during detox. Morphine is a narcotic analgesic used to treat moderate to severe pain. It also has a high profile as a drug of abuse. Most people become dependent after the legitimate use of escalates when tolerance develops. Once the drug’s effects are diminished, many people begin taking more and more. Of course, some use it recreationally to experience a sense of euphoria or a high. Morphine should always be taken exactly as directed by a doctor to avoid all possible complications.
Detox, Rehab, and Opiate Replacement Therapy
There are many options when it comes to getting off morphine. Some are safer than others, and some have better success rates. Plenty of these programs may not be safe at all. Opiate withdrawal can be brutal and should not be attempted without medical help. Many clinics are popping up around the country, offering morphine detox via methadone or Suboxone. These opiate replacements are used to wean patients and manage withdrawal. The problem with these medications is that they’re synthetic opioids, meaning patients can also become dependent upon them. This can basically mean that these clinics are replacing one addiction with another. Other options for getting off morphine include going “cold turkey,” which is a bad idea and can be dangerous. Others may choose to enroll in detox or rehab programs, some of which can require fairly long-term commitments.
Medically Managed Morphine Withdrawal
Another option offers a promising alternative to long-term therapy. Waismann Institute in California provides the safest, most humane morphine treatment with several treatment options, including medically assisted detox and rapid opiate detox. We use the intravenous medication in a hospital to rid patients of their physical addiction to morphine. The procedure accelerates withdrawal, and patients awaken without the awareness they even experienced withdrawal symptoms. This managed withdrawal gives patients a dignified recovery and allows them to return to their lives, families, and careers free of addiction restraints. We want to end dependency quickly and safely, most compassionately and comfortably.
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