Morphine Detox can be an intense physical and psychological experience with the possibility for certain risks. Most professionals agree that attempting morphine detox alone is extremely dangerous and this is strongly discouraged.
Morphine is a highly potent opiate analgesic used to relieve moderate to severe pain. It’s said to be one of the most powerful pain relievers available and provides relief for millions of people. Morphine is generally administered following surgery, injury or trauma and is also used for pain conditions associated with cancer.
Morphine has a high potential for addiction, tolerance and physical dependence. A dependence is usually caused by extended use. Patients build a tolerance to the drug and require more of it over time. This can spiral into full-blown opiate addiction if there’s misuse. Recreational users may take morphine because it causes a state of euphoria, relaxation and sedation.
A Proper Morphine Medical Detox Can Help Ease Patient Discomfort
People who stop taking Morphine “cold turkey” set themselves up for extreme discomfort due to opiate withdrawal and possible relapse. Morphine withdrawal can intensify over the first few days and last for several weeks depending upon the severity of the problem.
Fear of intense withdrawal is often what deters people from attempting to quit Morphine.There are a number of different morphine detox types. Detox in a medical setting is essential to the recovery process.
Inpatient and Outpatient Morphine Detox Types Include Rapid Detox and Medical Detox
Morphine treatment can be outpatient or inpatient. Outpatient treatment usually incorporates opiate replacement therapy with Methadone or Suboxone. These drugs are meant to replace Morphine and allow the patient to skip the worst of withdrawal symptoms with minimal discomfort. The potential problem with this method of therapy is that these drugs are opiates as well and patients may grow dependent upon them, causing a secondary addiction.
Inpatient treatment is usually conducted in a facility that focuses on opiate addiction treatment. Many facilities provide an initial detox with medications to minimize withdrawal symptoms, along with individual and group counseling. Aftercare may also be an option. A problem that occurs with inpatient treatment is that some patients quit before they complete the detox process because they find the withdrawal to be too intense.
Medically assisted opioid detox tends to provide the safest and most successful outcome. Waismann Method of morphine medical detox and rapid detox options, can move patients through the withdrawal process quickly and eliminate withdrawal symptoms while they are sedated. Intravenous medication is given while the patients detox progress is medically monitored.. Being able to essentially skip withdrawal helps patients recover faster. The process often takes less than 2 hours and usually requires a 2-to-3-day hospital stay. Aftercare is provided at the Domus Retreat for 2-to-7 days to focus on physical and emotional regulation. This all-inclusive approach to treatment enables patients to have a much better chance for a successful and comfortable morphine medical detoxification, followed by an opiate-free life.