Whether morphine is a nonsynthetic opioid prescription drug. Although the medication is highly effective to control pain, it has also a very high potential for dependence and addiction.
There are several brand names of Morphine drugs available in the market, including:
- Oramorph SR®
The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) publishes that in addition to the name brands above, the drug is also available in generic form. Because of its powerful effects and euphoric effects, daily Morphine use can lead to abuse and addiction.
When sold in the streets, the drug is referred to as:
- God’s drug
- Mr. Blue
- China white
- Morpho and Morf.
Once the body becomes dependent on morphine, the person often will keep taking the medication, just to avoid withdrawals. Withdrawal symptoms can be brutal, and patients are terrified of them. Some of the symptoms include sweating, insomnia, diarrhea, anxiety, and many other distressful feelings. The withdrawal symptoms are usually so unpleasant that the user might go back simply in hopes of relieving them.
Many people try to get off Morphine several times before they’re successful. Some bounce from program to program before finding success. There are plenty of options, ranging from “home detox” kits to inpatient detox to outpatient treatment. Navigating the options can be time-consuming and may end in failure. Morphine detox under medical supervision is safer, more comfortable and leads to much higher chances of success.
Popular Options Include:
- Home detox kits – Advertised on the internet, these programs can be dangerous and rarely end in long-term abstinence from opiates.
- Self-detox or “cold turkey” detox – Not having proper medical oversight can set patients up for a brutal withdrawal and often, Morphine relapse.
- Opiate replacement ( Suboxone or other Buprenorphine Based Drugs) – Treatment uses drugs such as Suboxone or Methadone to replace the Morphine and lessen withdrawal and cravings. Many patients become dependent upon these opioid replacements and require a second detox.
- Drug Rehab – Most programs offer an inpatient treatment but tend to require long-term commitments. Many people check out before treatment is complete, risking relapse and overdose.
- Medical Morphine Detox – Definitely the best and safest option.
Rapid Detox is a treatment that has been gaining in popularity in recent years. If performed by reputable and responsible providers, that maintain the highest standards of medical care, the treatment can be a lifesaver. Waismann Method® Rapid Detox Center has been at the forefront of this treatment for over two decades. The Rapid Detox in provided in a full service accredited hospital in So. California. Dr. Michael H. Lowenstein is the medical director and has himself treated thousands of patients with this procedure.
The treatment begins with thorough pre-screening to determine the extent of physical damage from opiates, including assessment of major organs and the gastrointestinal system. Staff admits patients to a full-service, accredited hospital to receive testing before undergoing the procedure.
Patients are given intravenous medications while deeply sedated. This eliminates opiates completely from the system and it takes less than two hours. Patients awaken a short time later, free of physical morphine dependence. The procedure accelerates withdrawal so it passes while patients are under sedation. Being able to avoid the bulk of difficult opiate withdrawal symptoms propels patients toward long-term recovery.
Detoxification describes the removal of morphine from someone’s body. When physical dependence occurs, morphine withdrawal symptoms and vitals are often safer when managed in a hospital under medical supervision. Waismann Treatment™ offers a number of effective medical detoxification protocols. The goal is to preserve the dignity of the patient by offering a morphine detox that is safe, effective, quick and private.
Domus Retreat Offers The Transitional Care Patients Need Following Detox
Of course, there is still work to be done. The procedure addresses the physical dependency. However, thereafter morphine detoxification, there is a period of regulation. The metabolism will need to adapt to function without opioid drugs. This phase is crucial for the completion and success of the treatment. For this reason, Waismann Detox™ patients receive additional support at our exclusive recovery center, Domus Retreat. At Domus, patients can receive individual therapy in a serene and confidential setting to further assist with this transitional period.
Other recover services at Domus include acupuncture, yoga, nutritional support, and massage. The goal of Waismann Method Treatment is to treat the whole person and each aspect of the opiate dependency. Patients have the best odds of long-term recovery in a program that focuses on their individual needs rather than the symptoms of their condition.