Morphine detox

Morphine withdrawal happens when a person who becomes reliant on Morphine ceases consumption of it. If you are concerned that you or someone you love has a Morphine addiction, you may want to talk to them about undergoing a thorough Morphine detox. Morphine is an opioid similar to heroin, and like all opioid withdrawals, Morphine withdrawal produces numerous unpleasant symptoms that can result in people needing to continue using the drug. Although Morphine withdrawal symptoms may seem unpleasant and scary, detoxing from Morphine under medical supervision is the safest and most effective option for long-term recovery. This page will look closely at the Morphine withdrawal process and the most practical ways to get through it.

What is Morphine detox?

Morphine detox is the process where the body purges all traces of Morphine until it is wholly deprived of the drug. This results in the body effectively ‘rebelling’ against the lack of Morphine and so it exhibits various physical and emotional responses. This is referred to as Morphine withdrawal. The severity of Morphine withdrawal symptoms can differ from person to person and can depend on several factors, including how much Morphine they take and how frequently, plus the duration of their Morphine use, co-occurring disorders and genetic factors. After the Morphine detox is administered, withdrawal symptoms will likely appear within six to eight hours.

Symptoms of Morphine detox

Days 1-3
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Irritability
  • Sweats
  • Chills
  • Cravings
  • Paranoia
  • Muscle aches
Days 2-5
  • Sleep deprivation
  • Heart palpitations
  • Cravings
Days 6-7
  • Mood swings
  • Depression
  • Cravings subside
Week 2
Withdrawal symptoms subside

The most common Morphine withdrawal symptoms are similar to the flu. Symptoms can be physical or psychological. The longevity of Morphine withdrawal symptoms depends on the individual. However, the timeline to the right offers a general guide of what to expect over the course of two weeks.

It’s important to note that although many of the physical symptoms subside after two weeks, psychological and emotional symptoms such as anxiety, depression and cravings can last longer.

How to withdraw from Morphine safely

It can be unsafe to detox from Morphine on your own, and Morphine withdrawal symptoms can feel so uncomfortable that it may cause a person to resume intake of Morphine. Therefore, it is best to undergo withdrawal in a medically supervised location so that the Morphine withdrawal symptoms can be carefully monitored. UKAT has many private treatment centres located across the UK, which are devoted to assisting people to detox from Morphine. It’s important to note that going “cold turkey” can be dangerous; coming off Morphine requires medical advice and guidance. If you can’t attend a Morphine detox centre, speak to your doctor about alternative options and they can recommend the safest way you can get through it.

How UKAT helps you physically detox from Morphine

In our Morphine detox clinics, you will be evaluated by a doctor, who will thoroughly assess your vitals and provide you with any medication they feel is necessary. This is to ensure your Morphine withdrawal symptoms are safe and bearable.

Our Morphine detox clinics provide comfortable rooms with cosy beds. We understand you will feel exhausted, so having plenty of rest is essential. You don’t have to worry about nutrition either; at Morphine detox centres, our expert chefs cook and prepare nourishing meals daily. What’s more, you will have access to nature or exercise facilities for if you feel up to moving your body or clearing your mind. We also offer comprehensive Morphine rehab therapies, where you can receive holistic treatments to help heal your mind and spirit. We strongly recommend that clients consider Morphine rehab, as healing involves both mind and body.

UKAT can help you mentally detox from Morphine too

UKAT understands Morphine addiction. Many members of our highly qualified team have experienced substance addiction first-hand or witnessed a loved one go through it. Therefore, we empathise with what you are going through. Our sole aim is to ensure your safety and wellbeing when undergoing a supervised Morphine detox with us. We expect you to feel a multitude of emotions, and we are devoted to supporting you every step of the way.

Detoxing from Morphine can bring about several emotional side effects, such as anxiety or depression. This has the capacity to disrupt your willpower. For example, if you decide to detox at home and are going through a tough time, you may feel overwhelmed by such negative feelings that you may relapse and resume dosage again. Not only is this risky, but it could send your spiralling out of recovery and back into the depths of Morphine dependence. Our rehab centres have no access to Morphine, so there will be no temptation to relapse should you be having a tough day. Furthermore, our therapists are there to guide and support you through all your symptoms without shame or prejudice, and once you get through it, you will feel empowered by how robust you are.

Reach out to us today

Morphine is a highly addictive drug that causes people to be physically and psychologically reliant on it. You may feel like you are stuck in your dependency and are desperately seeking a way out. We know what you are going through, and we are here to help pull you out of your pain. If you know you have a Morphine problem and you are ready to detox and seek recovery, reach out to us today. A member of our support team will go through the detox process with you in thorough detail, explain what centres work best for you and will answer any questions or concerns you have.

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Frequently asked questions

Where can I find a Morphine detox programme?
Detoxing from Morphine under a safe and comfortable programme is the best way to undergo a successful Morphine detox. UKAT has eight excellent CQC-rated detox treatment centres dotted around the UK. You can be sure that each of these provides safe and effective medical care for Morphine withdrawal.
Is a Morphine detox dangerous?
What makes Morphine withdrawal dangerous is that the symptoms can be so intense that it can result in people relapsing and continuing to use Morphine. This can be very dangerous for the body (as even a couple of days without Morphine can reduce a person’s tolerance), thus making a person susceptible to a fatal overdose. In addition, if the symptoms of Morphine withdrawal aren’t addressed, people may experience dehydration, which can be life-threatening in rare cases.
How can I help a loved one detox from Morphine?
You can support your loved ones through a Morphine detox by advising them to pursue medical advice prior to detoxing from Morphine. We recommend you persuade them to attend addiction counselling and therapy treatments too. If they insist on doing it themselves, it’s vital you encourage them to get medical attention beforehand detoxing from Morphine. They are likely to display various Morphine withdrawal symptoms, so it’s best to learn about them so you are prepared.