Like heroin, morphine produces an intense but short-lived high that leaves its users wanting to repeat its effects, but they will require increasing amounts of the drug to do so. Tolerance and dependence develop quickly. Morphine also produces a high very similar to heroin, producing effects which include feelings of euphoria, drowsiness and sedation and warmth, that are incredibly desirable.

While not as potent as heroin or other narcotics, morphine dependency and addiction can have equally devastating effects if use continues long-term. Being a narcotic, morphine is also highly addictive, and most if not all users find it impossible to curb their use and break from their morphine habit without professional medical supervision. The consequences of an unsupervised and failed relapse can frequently be fatal, often resulting in overdose, coma and death.

Narcotic overdoses kill more than 10,000 users annually according to studies performed as recently as 2014. This trend towards abuse and its consequences indicate the compelling need for a supervised detox, individualized therapy and comprehensive rehab solutions when treating morphine use. Bayview Recovery can help you end your morphine dependency, treat your underlying reasons for using and help you begin to lead a drug-free life.

Morphine Abuse’s Short-term Effects

Morphine short-term side effects vary according to the length and size of your habit. Symptoms generally include:

  • Apathy
  • Coma
  • Compromised respiratory abilities
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Hallucinations
  • Itchy skin
  • Nausea

Morphine Abuse’s Long-term Effects

Long-term use of morphine also has severe and life-threatening symptoms which include:

  • Breathing difficulties
  • Collapsed veins
  • Coma
  • Confusion
  • Death
  • Depression
  • Restlessness
  • Severe constipation
  • Suppressed immune system

Morphine’s Withdrawal Symptoms

The intensity of your morphine withdrawal symptoms will vary with the length and intensity of your habit, and addiction can produce severe and painful consequences during your withdrawal.

Symptoms of morphine withdrawal include:

  • Agitation
  • Anxiety
  • Chills
  • Depression
  • Diarrhea
  • Disorientation
  • Fever
  • Headaches
  • High blood pressure
  • Insomnia
  • Irritability
  • Muscle aches
  • Nausea
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Runny nose
  • Sweating
  • Vomiting
  • Watery eyes

How Bayview Recovery Can Help You Overcome Your Morphine Dependency

A dependency on morphine will require professional help due to the powerful nature of this narcotic drug. Most if not all users will be unable to stop using on their own or manage their withdrawal symptoms without putting their body in greater jeopardy and extreme suffering. And the results of a failed attempt to stop using can have lethal consequences.

A tailored treatment, however — like the one offered at Bayview Recovery — can increase your chances of breaking free from morphine use and help you sustain long-term health and wellbeing. Our facility’s high staff-to-patient ratio gives you the hands-on care you will need that can make the difference between relapse and recovery and provide you with life-long strategies you can use to avoid relapse and future use.

Call 888.570.7154 today and speak to one of Bayview Recovery’s addiction specialists about beginning your recovery from morphine addiction. They can quickly verify your insurance coverage and ensure that you can enter recovery quickly. Bayview Recovery will stand by you, throughout your recovery.