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Morphine Detox Center in Utah

Break free from the grip of morphine addiction and embark on a journey to reclaim your life.

Our compassionate and experienced team is here to guide you through a transformative morphine detox program and beyond.

Contact our morphine addiction treatment center and discover a brighter future without the chains of addiction, as you take the first step towards healing and hope.

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What Is a Morphine Detox?

A morphine detox is the process of removing morphine from the body and managing withdrawal symptoms. Detox for morphine is usually done under medical supervision to ensure your safety and comfort, with the goal of helping you become drug-free and preparing you for further addiction treatment and recovery.

What Are the Signs of Morphine Addiction?

According to a recent study overview, “long-term morphine administration generates dysregulation at cellular and molecular levels in the brain, leading to addiction.” Recognizing the signs of a morphine addiction in yourself or a loved one can prevent the long-term damage this drug can cause. Here are the most common signs of a morphine addiction:

  • Increased tolerance requiring higher doses
  • Withdrawal symptoms when attempting to stop use
  • Persistent cravings
  • Neglecting responsibilities to obtain or take morphine
  • Doctor shopping to get multiple prescriptions
  • Inability to cut down or quit using morphine despite negative consequences

If you are a morphine addict or notice these signs in yourself or a loved one, a clinical addiction assessment can provide guidance. Contact our addiction treatment center, and we’ll be there on your road to recovery, from assessment to lasting sobriety.

What Are the Signs of Morphine Overdose?

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the opioid epidemic has incredibly damaging consequences in the US, with over 82% of drug-related deaths being caused by opioids. Watch out for these symptoms of a morphine overdose:

  • Slowed or erratic breathing
  • Extreme drowsiness
  • Confusion
  • Unresponsiveness
  • Bluish skin tone
  • Constricted pupils
  • Slow heartbeat
  • Vomiting or choking sounds
  • Loss of consciousness

The harmful effects of morphine can be reversed with the use of opioid antagonists like naloxone. These medications work by blocking the effects of opioids and can be used in emergency situations of opioid overdose. 

If you or a loved one struggles with morphine abuse, having naloxone on hand and recognizing symptoms of overdose early can save lives and prevent long-term damage.

What Are the Symptoms of Morphine Withdrawal?

When someone dependent on morphine abruptly stops or cuts back on use, a host of unpleasant physical and psychological symptoms can occur and vary in severity depending on how long and how much of the drug they’ve been taking.

Physical symptoms associated with morphine withdrawal include:

  • Muscle aches
  • Nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea
  • Excessive sweating
  • Runny nose
  • Tremors
  • Goosebumps on the skin

Psychological symptoms of morphine withdrawal include:

  • Drug cravings
  • Restlessness, irritability
  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Depression

The intensity and duration of these symptoms of withdrawal from morphine can vary depending on individual factors. If you or a loved one are struggling with morphine withdrawal, our detox center is here to help you through it.

Negative emotional signs of withdrawal develop after just one exposure to morphine, and are likely a recurrent aspect of intermittent drug use that may contribute to the earliest adaptations underlying the development of addiction. (Rothwell, et al.)

Why Get Help from a Morphine Detox Center?

Seeking help from a professional morphine detox center, such as Ardu, provides important medical and emotional support through the withdrawal process. 

Being in a controlled environment removes temptations and distractions during early recovery, and medication assisted treatment available at our drug and alcohol detox center eases symptoms and increases comfort.

What Is Medically Assisted Detox?

Medically monitored detox involves care from doctors and nurses and medical management of symptoms as you withdraw from morphine. At our medical detox center, we use medications such as Suboxone and Subutex  to curb cravings and pain, as well as sleeping pills for insomnia.

We monitor your vital signs and withdrawal symptoms closely throughout the drug detox to ensure safety and proper treatment. Our medical team modifies treatment plans based on your needs for the most effective and successful medically supervised detox experience.

What Is Holistic Detox?

Holistic detox takes a whole-person approach, using natural therapies to support the body’s detox process. Holistic techniques like acupuncture, exercise therapy, massage, yoga therapy, meditation, and nutritional therapy can help relieve morphine withdrawal symptoms and restore well-being.

Emotional support and medical knowledge our addiction specialists provide are also integral during holistic detox. Whether or not you’re taking withdrawal medications, we will monitor your withdrawal symptoms and vital signs closely to ensure comfort and safety throughout this process.

What About Morphine Detox During Pregnancy?

Women who detox from morphine while pregnant should follow the guidelines set by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

Due to the dangers of miscarriage, preterm labor, and fetal distress, pregnant women who struggle with morphine abuse should not undergo an intense detox process. Instead, they should be started on a consistent methadone maintenance program, with an individual focus on each woman to establish the exact dosage.

Here are the guidelines for detoxing from opioids set by the SAMSA “Treatment Protocol” (TIP) Series:

  • Pregnant women should not quit opioid drugs cold turkey. Instead, they should be put on a methadone maintenance program.
  • Detoxification during the second trimester is considered the safest treatment option for pregnant women on methadone.
  • The risks and benefits of detoxification should be carefully weighed, as many women may relapse, posing risks to themselves and their fetuses.
  • Clonidine and buprenorphine are sometimes used for withdrawal management, but their effects on the baby are not well understood.
  • Methadone maintenance is recommended as the standard of care for pregnant pregnant opioid addicts, while buprenorphine is still being researched.
  • Collaborative care involving obstetric, pediatric, and substance abuse healthcare providers is essential for comprehensive care of pregnant women with opioid dependence.
  • Adequate methadone dosing, individualized for each woman, helps prevent withdrawal, reduce drug cravings, and block euphoric effects.
  • Split dosing may be necessary during the third trimester to maintain stable blood methadone levels and manage withdrawal symptoms.
  • Breastfeeding is generally compatible with methadone treatment, as very little methadone passes through breast milk.

If you are struggling with morphine abuse or other forms of opioid abuse during pregnancy, contact our opioid detox facilities, and we’ll help you achieve lasting sobriety.

What Comes After a Morphine Detox?

Completing detox is a great start, but ongoing individual therapy and group therapy provide tools critical for relapse prevention.

Our personalized drug addiction treatment programs include family therapy to help you identify triggers and repair damaged relationships, as well as cognitive behavioral therapy and motivational interviewing, which help you get to the cause of your addiction.

Continuous treatment and aftercare planning with the help of our drug addiction recovery specialists help you transition back to everyday life and ensure lasting recovery. With our comprehensive morphine addiction recovery resources, you can achieve lasting freedom from morphine.

Inpatient Rehab vs Outpatient Rehab

Inpatient rehab, also known as residential rehab, requires residing full-time at a residential treatment facility, which is ideal for severe addictions or unsupportive home environments.

Outpatient treatment offers flexibility to attend sessions while living at home or in sober living, better suiting those with less severe addictions or family and work obligations.

At Ardu, we offer both residential treatment and outpatient treatment. If you opt for the outpatient route, we will work with you to determine whether a partial hospitalization program or an intensive outpatient treatment program works best for you.

Dual Diagnosis Treatment

Morphine addiction is often intertwined with chronic mental or physical ailments. Our dual diagnosis program combines psychotherapy and addiction therapy to address substance abuse issues alongside other mental health conditions like depression or anxiety. Integrative care promotes holistic healing.

Dual diagnosis services we offer for people struggling with morphine abuse include:

Start Your Sobriety Journey with Ardu Recovery Center

If you’re looking for a reputable morphine detox near you, contact Ardu Recovery Center to learn more about our personalized detox and addiction therapy options. Our dedicated team is ready to help you start your recovery journey.

In addition to the morphine detox services, our detox center also offers the following services:


Anyone struggling with morphine abuse or addiction can enroll in our morphine detox program. 

Our recovery center welcomes people seeking help to overcome their morphine addiction. Our dedicated team of professionals is here to guide and support you in your addiction treatment process, laying the foundation for long-term recovery and relapse prevention.

How to Enroll

To enroll in an Ardu morphine detox program, contact Ardu Recovery Center online or via phone (801-810-1234). We will work with you to find a recovery path that works for you during the detox process and beyond. Read more about our simple admissions process here.

Can I Use My Insurance when Paying for Treatment at Ardu?

You can pay for treatment with your insurance at Ardu if your insurance covers our treatment services (we accept most insurance companies). If you want to verify your insurance coverage and gather more payment information, visit our insurance verification page.

FAQ on Morphine Detox

Does Ardu have benzo detox facilities in Delray Beach, FL?

No, Ardu does not have benzodiazepine detox facilities in Delray Beach. However, if you are in Utah and looking for a prescription detox center that is nationally accredited, contact our benzodiazepine treatment and rehab center.

How long does detox flu last?

The duration of detox flu can vary depending on the substance involved and the amount of time you’ve been using the substance for. Typically, detox flu symptoms may last anywhere from 3 days to a couple of weeks as the body eliminates toxins and adjusts to life without the substance.

What is the cure for morphine addiction?

There is no singular “cure” for morphine addiction, as overcoming addiction involves a comprehensive treatment approach. Effective treatment for morphine addiction often includes medical or holistic detox, behavioral therapies, counseling, support groups, and medical interventions tailored to each person’s needs.

Can I get OxyContin detox services at Ardu?

Yes, we can help you manage OxyContin detox and withdrawal symptoms. Our synthetic drug detox programs offer synthetic drug detox and rehab services for OxyContin, which is a brand of oxycodone. Specialists at our oxycodone addiction treatment center can help in your OxyContin addiction treatment, from detox to lasting recovery

Is stimulant detox the same as morphine detox?

No, stimulant detox and morphine detox are not the same. Stimulant detox is the process of safely discontinuing the use of stimulant drugs, such as cocaine or amphetamines, and managing withdrawal symptoms.

Morphine detox, on the other hand, is the process of safely stopping the use of morphine and addressing the withdrawal symptoms associated with opioid cessation. Each type of detox requires individualized care due to the different effects and withdrawal experiences of these substances.

At Ardu, we offer detox for stimulants (such as meth and cocaine) and depressants (such as morphine, heroin, and fentanyl).

Can I get online therapy at Ardu?

No, we do not offer online therapy at Ardu. However, if you are an alcohol or drug addict looking for a local addiction treatment center, contact us. We’d love for you to meet the team that can help you get your life back on track.

Mina Draskovic, B.Psy., reviewed this content for accuracy on 8/31/23


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