Morphine Addiction Treatment in Pennsylvania

Morphine is an opiate used to ease moderate to severe pain. It’s a natural ingredient obtained from the poppy plant—the same plant used to make heroin. Like all opiates, morphine binds to the opioid receptors in the brain, which produces an enjoyable high. Morphine is typically only used in a healthcare setting, like hospitals. Morphine is exceedingly addictive, especially when taken in larger doses or when injected or inhaled. Many people start taking morphine in the hospital for surgery. It is also prescribed for outpatient use as MS-Contin.

Even after successful detox, opiates like morphine can cause a person to experience cravings. Some clients benefit from medication-assisted treatment (MAT), which uses a partial opioid agonist like Suboxone (buprenorphine and naloxone) to lessen cravings and eliminate withdrawal symptoms.

Medication is not a stand-alone solution to opioid addiction. It is strategically integrated with intensive therapy and is part of a comprehensive and individualized treatment program that helps individuals handle cravings and identify triggers. Our Hanover, PA treatment center boasts a talented team of medical and therapy professionals that are committed to helping clients gain a foundation for long-term recovery.

Signs of Morphine Withdrawal

Morphine is very challenging to stop abruptly on your own. Using less or quitting can produce uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms such as:

  • Soreness
  • Nausea
  • Fever
  • Sweating
  • Chills

To escape these symptoms, many people will do things they’d never normally do to obtain the drug, including stealing, doctor shopping, and more. They get stuck in a ruthless cycle of addiction.

Morphine Addiction Side-Effects

Morphine addiction can affect the way nerve cells work in the brain. In time, the nerve cells no longer work on their own. Consequently, someone who is addicted to the drug may find it impossible to control. The compulsion to use is genuinely overwhelming.

The positive news is that once a person ends taking morphine, the nerve cells will begin to function normally again. However, it’s important to undergo morphine detox in a medically supervised setting as withdrawals and cravings can be extreme.

Misusing morphine is also dangerous because it is a central nervous system (CNS) depressant. CNS drugs create shallow, slowed breathing, elevated blood pressure, and excessive tiredness, which can lead to a coma, or even death. People taking morphine are at a substantial risk of overdose. That’s why it’s so important to get expert morphine addiction treatment.

Why Choose BriteLife?

BriteLife Pennsylvania provides comprehensive morphine treatment in Hanover, PA. Our luxurious addiction rehab and natural surroundings provide is a safe retreat where clients can focus on themselves to get better. We offer a variety of morphine treatment options, including detoxification and residential inpatient programs.

Our professional group of clinicians work together to produce individualized treatment plans for our clients. Our therapists use only evidence-based methods to deliver the tools clients they need for sustainable recovery.

BriteLife Pennsylvania clients enjoy:

  • 24/7 medical care and support
  • Evidence-based addiction treatment
  • Resort-like amenities
  • Beautiful natural surroundings
  • Daily activities and outings

Speak with one of our admissions specialists today by calling 866-470-1464 to learn more about our morphine rehab programs.

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