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Morphine Detox

Self detoxification from Morphine can be extremely dangerous. Morphine addiction withdrawal can cause physical and emotional trauma including stroke, heart attack, and even death. Methadone is often used to ease the pain from Morphine addiction withdrawal. The outcome from methadone treatment typically ends with the individual acquiring an addiction to methadone, and continued Morphine use with out detoxification from either substance.

Home or out-patient Morphine detox rarely succeeds in breaking the cycle of Morphine addiction. The addict can expect a long list of Morphine addiction withdrawal symptoms to occur as they attempt their Morphine detox. The worst case scenario for Morphine detoxification is an additional addiction to depressants; this is known as a 'mixed addiction'. It has been found the best way to get off, and stay off, Morphine is to go cold-turkey (ending use abruptly without the aid of other drugs or medications) at an in-patient drug rehabilitation center. Inpatient drug rehab centers help to keep the addict away from the normal stresses of living as well as the routines of their Morphine addiction. The environment of recovery is crucial, since there are many factors that greatly inhibit the addicts' ability for a successful recovery.

At Narconon of Southern California you or your loved one will be treated with the utmost care by our trained and experienced staff during this trying time. The Narconon of Southern California drug rehabilitation center is located on the beach in picturesque Newport Beach, California.

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  • Drug Facts
  • Individuals are as physically dependent on methadone as they were to heroin or other opiates; this is not recovery from drug addiction.
  • Methadone overdose is a serious medical emergency. In the event of suspected overdose call an ambulance. If the person is losing consciousness lie them on their side in the recovery position so that they will not choke if they vomit.
  • Taken orally once a day, methadone suppresses narcotic withdrawal for between 24 and 36 hours.
  • Methadone is regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), and local health and substance abuse agencies.
  • Morphine acts to depress the function of all cells of the immune system.