Morphine

Morphine Addiction treatment in south carolina


Morphine is an opiate used to relieve moderate to severe pain. It’s a naturally occurring substance extracted from the poppy plant or concentrated poppy straw—the same sources used to make heroin. Like all opiates, morphine binds to the opioid receptors in the brain, which release feel-good chemicals that produce feelings of euphoria and even a dream-like state. Street names for morphine include Miss Emma, M, monkey, and white stuff. Although Morphine is primarily used in hospitals, it is available in prescription form as MS-Contin.


Morphine can be highly addictive, especially when taken in larger doses or when injected or smoked. Many people begin taking morphine for pain relief after a surgery, or to treat cancer-related pain. This can quickly escalate into addiction if the person takes more than prescribed or if their doctor doesn’t carefully monitor their use.


Pain medications like Morphine have come under great scrutiny amid the opioid crisis. It is much harder to get as a prescription as most pharmacies decline to fill the order. BriteLife offers a full continuum of care for clients suffering morphine addiction in South Carolina.

Symptoms of Morphine Withdrawal


Morphine is hard to quit. Cutting back or quitting can produce unpleasant, flu-like withdrawal symptoms, including:

  • Body aches
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Fever
  • Sweating
  • Shaking or chills

To avoid these uncomfortable symptoms, many people will do whatever they can to acquire more of the drug. This may include stealing, doctor shopping, or worse. In short, they get stuck in a vicious cycle of abuse and addiction.

Side Effects of Morphine Dependency


Morphine addiction can cause long term changes in the way nerve cells work in the brain. Over time, the nerve cells no longer function well on their own. Because of these changes, someone who is addicted to the drug may find it difficult or impossible to control how much of the drug they take, despite how it’s affecting their life and health. The urge to use the drug can become overwhelming.


The good news is that after a person stops taking the drug, the nerve cells eventually start to function normally again. But it’s important to undergo a morphine detox at our South Carolina rehab under medical supervision since withdrawals can be intense and intolerable.


Abusing morphine is especially dangerous because the drug is a central nervous system (CNS) depressant. CNS depressants can cause shallow, slowed breathing, elevated blood pressure, and extreme drowsiness, which can lead to unconsciousness, coma, and even death.


People who abuse morphine are at a high risk of overdosing. That’s why it’s so important to get professional South Carolina Morphine addiction treatment at BriteLife.

Why Choose BriteLife Recovery?


BriteLife Recovery provides South Carolina morphine addiction treatment at our Hilton Head rehab. Our luxury treatment center provides a beautiful setting where clients can focus on healing and recovery. We offer a range of morphine rehab options, including detox, intensive outpatient programs, partial hospitalization programs, and residential inpatient programs.


Our trained staff of experienced doctors, therapists, and other experts work together to create customized treatment plans for our clients. Our therapists use proven, evidence-based methods to help give clients the tools they need for long-term recovery.


Clients at our treatment centers enjoy:

  • 24/7 medical care and support
  • Wellness programs that include massage, acupuncture, and yoga
  • Resort amenities
  • A variety of activities and outings

Speak with one of our recovery specialists today to learn more about our morphine addiction treatment in South Carolina. If you call us today at 866-470-2187, its likely you can admit tomorrow.


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