Morphine is a strong painkilling drug. Although it is most often used for strong, persistent cancer pain, its used for other kinds of pain too. It is available as a tablet or liquid and also available 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 for withdrawal without supervision.
At La Jolla Recovery, we provide the proper detoxification for drugs like morphine as well as rehab afterwards. If morphine is being used concomitantly with other drugs such as alcohol or heroin, we attend the physical needs as well as psychological with dual diagnosis focus. Read more to understand the chemical properties of morphine and why abuse of this opiate requires rehabilitation.