Morphine is a powerful painkilling drug. Although it is most often used for strong, persistent cancer pain, it’s used for other kinds of pain too. It is available as a tablet or liquid and is also known as a long-acting version. It is also given as an injection.
Unfortunately, people use morphine beyond its medical purposes or start off as a painkiller. This use continues to either tolerate the pain or find it habit-forming. Given its opiate base and structure, it is a drug that is highly addictive and hard to withdrawal without supervision.
At La Jolla Recovery, we provide the proper detoxification for drugs like morphine as well as rehab afterward. If morphine is being used concomitantly with other drugs such as alcohol or heroin, we attend to the physical needs as well as psychological with a dual diagnosis focus. Read more to understand the chemical properties of morphine and why abuse of this opiate requires rehabilitation.