Morphine Withdrawal Symptoms | Harbor Village of Miami Florida - Harbor Village

Detox and Withdrawal From Morphine

What You Need to Know About Morphine Withdrawal

Taking morphine over an extended period of time can cause you to develop a tolerance for the drug. Being as though morphine users can develop a tolerance for the drug quickly, it ultimately causes  them to need the drug in higher doses and more frequently to experience the same effects. Once a tolerance for the drug is developed, your body becomes dependent on the drug and reacts violently when the drug’s effects wear off. Withdrawal from morphine generally occurs when someone who’s used the drug over a period of time significantly reduces or completely stops use of the drug. There are a variety of factors which play a role in determining the severity and duration of morphine withdrawal symptoms. The factors typically includes  
  • Time span over which the drug was taken
  • Dosage
  • Level of tolerance
  • Whether the user has a morphine use disorder
  • How quickly a person tapers their dosage down
  • Individual factors such as biological make up & etc.

Signs and Symptoms of Withdrawal

  Fear of going through withdrawal is often what keeps individuals continuously using the drug despite its adverse effects, this often leads to the development of an addiction. It is possible for individuals to become addicted to morphine even when the drug is used for medical purposes. The severity of withdrawal symptoms varies across users. Some of the common signs and symptoms associated with withdrawal from morphine includes:
  • Anxiety
  • Confusion
  • Depersonalization
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Fatigue
  • High blood pressure
  • Hormone imbalance
  • Mood Swings
  • Irritability
  • Anger
  • Muscle aches
  • Panic attacks
  • Sweating
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Restlessness
  • Runny nose
  • Itchiness
  • Depression
  • Cravings
  • Crying spells
  • Abdominal cramps
  • Appetite changes
  • Dizziness
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Sleeping difficulties (i.e. insomnia)
  • Pupil Dilation
  • Spasms
  • Yawning

How Long Does Morphine Withdrawal Last?

The longevity of your withdrawal experience is unpredictable because everyone recovers at their own rate. While some people may experience a mild withdrawal experience without any extensive symptoms, others may experience a severe acute withdrawal and lengthy adverse symptoms of morphine. The onset of the withdrawal symptoms are also contingent upon the user. Acute withdrawal symptoms typically onset between 6 and 14 hours of one’s last use of the drug. The majority of acute withdrawal symptoms will peak around the third day and can last for up to a week. Acute psychological symptoms typically peak within 6 to 10 days of the onset of withdrawal.          

Get Help Today!

Although going through withdrawal may make you feel as if you’re never going to get better, recognize that it’s just a phase and and you will eventually transition into a full recovery. Going through withdrawal doesn’t have to be painful and withdrawal. At Harbor Village we provide our patients with a virtually painless withdrawal with the help of our comprehensive morphine addiction treatment. We highly recommend seeking the attention of a medical professional when attempting to abstain from using morphine. Attempting to stop using or significantly reduce your morphine use on your own can be highly dangerous and end fatally. call our free and confidential 24/7 helpline now to get started with your safe and effective recovery from morphine addiction!       [get-help]

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