Morphine Addiction and Withdrawal

Morphine is regularly used to relieve pain for patients at the end of life, patients suffering from advanced stage cancer, heart pain, labor pain and after surgery. It is an effective drug treatment, but it is extremely addictive.

If you have found yourself struggling with an addiction to morphine, call Recovery Connection at 866-812-8231 to find out how to get help.

What Is Morphine Addiction?




The medical use of morphine must be determined by your health and pain status. Regular use of morphine may lead to both physical and psychological addiction. After your brain receptor function is altered by morphine, the brain requires it to avoid painful morphine withdrawal. Your body requires a regular increase of morphine until the addiction is halted by medical detox, addiction treatment, incapacitation or death.

Morphine is marketed under generic and brand name products including:

  • MS-Contin
  • Oramorph SR
  • MSIR
  • Roxanol
  • Kadian
  • RMS

When you stop taking morphine abruptly, your body will be thrown into withdrawal within hours of the last use. Morphine withdrawal can occur with either complete abstinence or just a decreased dose or frequency of use. Morphine withdrawal is dangerous and needs to be medically monitored at an inpatient medically supervised drug detox center.

Addiction to morphine will negatively impact:

  • Hygiene
  • Nutrition
  • Health
  • Psychological stress
  • Medical conditions
  • Relationships

Recovery Connection staff will help you find a medical detox facility that will provide medications to comfortably detox you. Call us at 866-812-8231 and stop being controlled by morphine.

Symptoms of Morphine Addiction

When you abuse morphine, it reduces pain and provides a brief sense of euphoria. The price you pay for this addiction may outweigh the thrill. Every part of your body will be negatively affected by chronic morphine abuse.

Effects of morphine addiction:

  • Reduced sex drive
  • Interference with the menstrual cycle
  • Constipation
  • Inhibition of the cough reflex
  • Memory problems
  • Dizziness
  • Confusion
  • Fainting
  • Seizures
  • Breathing difficulties

These symptoms of addiction keep you trapped and needing to continue using morphine to avoid them. The cycle continues until you decide that you no longer want to be controlled by morphine.

Morphine Addiction and Treatment – Get Help Now!

An addiction treatment program administered by staff in a licensed and accredited drug rehab center is the best option for dealing with the devastating results of morphine addiction.

You should never try to manage morphine withdrawal symptoms on your own. An addiction treatment center that provides medically monitored opiate detox treatment  is necessary to address all morphine withdrawal symptoms and help you detox safely and effectively.

Finding an effective and comprehensive drug rehab program can be overwhelming. Let Recovery Connection do the work for you and find a medical drug detox best suited for your unique situation.  If you are struggling with morphine abuse or addiction, you need to enter an addiction treatment program immediately following morphine withdrawal and detox. This helps decrease your chances of relapse after detox.

Learning how to manage chronic pain without the use of morphine is essential to you living a sober life. Recovery Connection can help you find the best drug rehab that understands how to address your pain issues without the use of addictive medication. Call us today at 866-812-8231 and find out what options are available to you.

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