Morphine Addiction and Sedation Detoxification

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Morphine RAPID DETOX UNDER SEDATION

The MAT (medication assisted treatment) with Methadone and buprenorphine products (Subutex, Suboxone, Zubsolv) is trading one opiate for the other. Consequently, the patient will still be dependent on the opiate Methadone or buprenorphine and will go through withdrawals when it is discontinued. Patients wanting to be opiate free reach out to us. We detox all opiates, rather than substituting one opiate with another opiate.

Rapid detox under sedation is a medical detoxification treatment offered by All Opiates Detox for patients dependent on Morphine. It consists of sedating the patient and removing Morphine from the brain receptor while the patient is sleeping. Acute withdrawals are precipitated with an opiate blocker. These withdrawals will pass during the sedation period. Once the withdrawals are over, and the brain receptors are free of the opiate Morphine, a blocker is placed to prevent any opiates from getting back into the brain receptor.

The blocker of choice used at All Opiates Detox is an implant. Dr. George prefers the Naltrexone implant blocker for several reasons. First, the Naltrexone implant lasts approximately two months, as opposed to Vivitrol (lasts about 28 days) or tablets (have to be taken daily). Another reason our physicians prefer the implant over the injection is for patients that may not be able to tolerate Naltrexone due to side effects, sensitivity or allergies. The implant can be removed from under the skin, whereas the injection stays in the body for about 28 days and therefore cannot be removed once it is administered. It is recommended to remain on Naltrexone maintenance therapy for at least one year to allow the brain to heal from the damage caused by the drug use and abuse.

Our success rate is near 100% for helping patients detox off opiates without the excruciating pain and discomfort of the withdrawals. Aftercare consisting of the Naltrexone opiate blocker, psychotherapy, and 12 step programs are recommended to ensure long-term abstinence and success.

Morphine DETAILS

Morphine is an opiate used for both acute and chronic pain. It is found naturally in a number of plants and animals. The primary source of morphine is from the opium poppy. Morphine acts directly on the CNS (Central Nervous System) to decrease the feeling of pain. Morphine is commonly used to make other opioids such as hydromorphone, oxymorphone and heroin. It is available in pill form, injection, suppository (for rectal use) and solution (for oral use). Maximum effect is around 20 minutes when given intravenously and 60 minutes when given by mouth, while the duration of effect is between three and seven hours.

Morphine is available for use as an oral solution (brand name Roxanol), and long-acting pill formulations (brand names MS Contin and Kadian). Morphine is a Schedule II drug since it has a high potential for addiction and abuse.

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Morphine SIDE EFFECTS

Common side effects include constipation, drowsiness, insomnia, loss of appetite, nausea, and vomiting. Serious side effects include a decreased respiratory effort and hypotension (low blood pressure).

Morphine WITHDRAWALS

Physical symptoms of Morphine withdrawal include chills, headache, hypertension (high blood pressure), muscle aches, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, runny nose, sweating and watery eyes. Psychological symptoms of withdrawals from Morphine include agitation, anxiety, depression, disorientation, insomnia, and irritability.

Morphine OVERDOSE

Morphine overdose symptoms bluish fingertips and lips, blurred vision, cold or clammy skin, confusion, hallucinations, slow heartbeat, small pupils, twitching, loss of consciousness, coma and death.

Morphine ABUSE

Improper use and abuse of morphine can lead to dependence, tolerance, and addiction. Opiates can be habit-forming, causing not only physical but also psychological dependence. Withdrawals (vomiting) may occur if the dose of the opiates is reduced or discontinued after long-term use.

Using opiates for an extended period can lead to tolerance, where the user needs to increase the dosage of their opiates to achieve the desired effect, whether the desired result is pain control or euphoria.

Once the patient develops a tolerance, it becomes even more difficult to stop using due to the withdrawals. Symptoms of withdrawals are an indication of physical dependence and addiction to the opiate morphine. Most patients describe withdrawals as the worst, most frightening experience one will ever encounter. One can only imagine the excruciating pain when the opiate user says that they’d rather die than go through the withdrawals. Morphine physical dependence symptoms, such as withdrawals, lead to psychological dependence. That is when addiction takes over the mind and life of the morphine opiate user.

Improper use and abuse of Morphine can lead to dependence, tolerance, and addiction.

Opiates can be habit forming, causing not only physical, but also psychological dependence. Withdrawals may occur if the dose of the opiates is reduced or discontinued after long term use.

Using opiates for an extended period of time can lead to tolerance, where the user needs to increase the dosage of their opiates to achieve the desired effect, whether the desired effect is pain control or euphoria.

Once the patient develops a tolerance, it becomes even more difficult to stop using due to the withdrawals. Symptoms of withdrawals are an indication of physical dependence and addiction to the opiate Morphine. Most patients describe withdrawals as the worst, most frightening experience one will ever encounter. One can only imagine the excruciating pain when the opiate user says that they’d rather die than go through the withdrawals. Morphine physical dependence symptoms, such as withdrawals, lead to psychological dependence. That is when addiction takes over the mind and life of the Morphine opiate user.

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