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Morphine Abuse Signs, Symptoms and Addiction Treatment

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  2. About Morphine Abuse
  3. The Side Effects of Morphine Abuse and Overdose
  4. Find Treatment For Morphine Abuse Today

Without the proper treatment, morphine abuse can develop into a much more dangerous and potentially life-threatening addiction. If you or someone you love is dealing with a morphine abuse situation, it is essential that you seek quality help immediately. You can start the process by calling our toll-free drug abuse helpline at (800) 943-0566. Our counselors are highly trained and will listen to your story with non-judgmental compassion. Your consultation will be one-on-one and confidential, and our counselors are available to help you 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Act now and prevent further addiction. Call the helpline now!

About Morphine Abuse

Morphine is a member of the opiod family of drugs which is prescribed by physicians to help manage moderate to severe pain in patients who are suffering from chronic illnesses like cancer. While most patients who are under supervised care use the drug as prescribed, when taking the medication at home or away from a hospital environment, morphine can be easily abused. Then, of course, are those who use the drug purely on a recreational level. For these individuals, abuse develops rather quickly.

Morphine can be administered either orally in tablet form or intravenously through an injection. The longer a person takes morphine, the more they need to experience the same level of effect. This is because over time, the individual will develop a tolerance to the drug which coincides with morphine abuse.

The Side Effects of Morphine Abuse and Overdose

Morphine is a dangerously addictive drug and it presents the patient with a wide range of potential side effects, even when it is prescribed and the administration is monitored. Of course, when morphine abuse is taking place, the following side effects may be more pronounced than what is normally experienced.

  • Depression or irritability
  • Anxiety
  • Constipation or diarrhea
  • Trouble sleeping or insomnia
  • Abdominal pain including cramps
  • Memory loss
  • Tremors or seizures
  • Vision problems including involuntary movement of the eyeball
  • Rash, hives and/or itching
  • Headache
  • High or low blood pressure

The signs and symptoms of a morphine abuse overdose can include:

  • Fluid in the lungs
  • Cold, clammy skin
  • Flaccid muscles
  • Stupor
  • Slow breathing
  • Slow heart rate
  • Coma

Find Treatment For Morphine Abuse Today

A residential treatment program can help you overcome morphine abuse and prevent the development of a drug dependency. Call our toll-free drug abuse helpline today at (800) 943-0566 and get the information you need to help make your treatment decision. Our counselors are expertly trained and through a confidential one-on-one consultation, your counselor can help you make that decision. Speaking with an individual trained in this area is paramount to being treated in the right program. We can help you determine if you need specialized treatment like dual diagnosis or find you a treatment center specializing in the treatment of Christians or members of the GLBTQ community. It all begins with your phone call. Don't wait any longer - call now!

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