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Morphine Addiction Treatment Center in Utah

Morphine addiction can destroy lives, but the caring team at our Utah rehab center is here to help you recover.

Our comprehensive addiction treatment program provides personalized therapies, morphine detox, and ongoing support to help you break free from morphine addiction and start your road to recovery.

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What Is a Morphine Addiction?

A morphine addiction is the compulsive use of and dependence on morphine despite negative consequences. While morphine is often prescribed for severe chronic pain, long-term use can lead to addiction due to its habit-forming nature. Morphine addiction involves both physical and psychological symptoms that may require professional treatment for recovery.

What are the Symptoms 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.” Addiction to morphine is characterized by a number of psychological and behavioral symptoms, including:


  • Strong cravings and urges to use morphine
  • Loss of control over morphine use
  • Taking larger doses or using morphine more frequently
  • Spending significant time obtaining, using, and recovering from the effects of morphine
  • Failure to fulfill major obligations due to repeated morphine use
  • Persistent morphine use despite physical, social, or interpersonal problems caused or exacerbated by morphine
  • Giving up or reducing social, occupational, or recreational activities due to morphine use
  • Recurrent morphine use in hazardous situations
  • Continued morphine use despite psychological or physical problems from use
  • Tolerance—needing more morphine to get the same effect
  • Experiencing withdrawal symptoms when stopping or reducing use


If you recognize several of these symptoms in yourself or a loved one, reach out to our drug rehab center. Our experienced addiction treatment professionals can help assess the severity of morphine addiction and create a personalized recovery plan.

What are the Signs of Morphine Withdrawal and Detox?

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.)

Morphine withdrawal refers to symptoms that can occur when someone who is physically dependent on morphine abruptly stops or reduces use after heavy prolonged use. Physical dependence involves the body adapting to the presence of the drug, which results in withdrawal symptoms when use decreases or stops.

Common morphine withdrawal symptoms may include:

  • Nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea
  • Muscle aches and pains
  • Anxiety, irritability, and mood swings
  • Insomnia and fatigue
  • Excessive sweating
  • Runny nose and watery eyes

The severity and duration of morphine withdrawal symptoms depends on factors like the level of physical dependence and how long the person used morphine. Seek medical help from a drug detox center, such as Ardu, during withdrawal to effectively manage these often challenging withdrawal symptoms and ensure a safe detox process.

What is a Morphine Overdose?

Overdosing on morphine occurs when someone takes morphine in excessive amounts that can poison the body, especially the central nervous system. Because morphine is a powerful opioid, overdosing on morphine can lead to severe and potentially fatal effects.

Signs and symptoms of a morphine overdose can include:

  • Extreme drowsiness, sedation, or loss of consciousness
  • Shallow, slow, or erratic breathing
  • Small “pinpoint” pupils
  • Cold, clammy skin
  • Limp muscles/poor muscle control
  • Dangerously low blood pressure and slowed heart rate
  • Nausea, vomiting, or choking sounds
  • Confusion, delirium, or loss of alertness

A morphine overdose requires emergency medical care right away. It can quickly lead to respiratory depression, coma, and even death if left untreated. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, over 100,000 people per year die of overdose in the US.

If you suspect someone has overdosed on morphine, call 911 immediately. With rapid treatment, the life-threatening effects of a morphine overdose can often be reversed.

What are the Long-Term Effects of Morphine Addiction?

Prolonged morphine abuse and addiction can lead to many adverse effects on one’s physical and mental health, relationships, and quality of life. Someone who struggles with morphine abuse and addiction may experience:

  • Financial problems due to spending large sums on morphine
  • Conflicts with loved ones over morphine use
  • Declining performance or absenteeism at work or school
  • Legal issues resulting from obtaining or using morphine illicitly
  • Chronic constipation, nausea, and vomiting
  • Suppressed immune system and increased illnesses
  • Hormonal imbalances and sexual dysfunction
  • Cognitive deficits like poor memory and concentration
  • Increased risk of respiratory distress and infectious disease
  • Pregnancy complications if using morphine while pregnant
  • Higher risk of accidents and injuries
  • Depression, anxiety, aggression, and other mental health issues

The cumulative effects of prolonged, compulsive morphine abuse underscore the importance of seeking help. Our comprehensive addiction treatment programs can help you escape the downward spiral of morphine addiction before the consequences become more severe. Recovery is possible with proper treatment, support, and lifestyle changes.

Why Choose a Morphine Addiction Treatment Program?

There are many benefits to choosing specialized morphine addiction treatment programs. Morphine addiction treatment programs provide safe, effective care to help people overcome dependence and achieve lasting sobriety.

Key reasons to get professional treatment include:

  • Access to medical detox in a secure, supervised environment
  • Ongoing medical care and monitoring during treatment
  • Psychological support during the challenging recovery process
  • Proven addiction therapies tailored to your situation
  • Medication assistance for withdrawal symptoms when appropriate
  • Education about morphine addiction and developing healthy coping mechanisms
  • A focus on relapse prevention skills and aftercare planning
  • Immersive treatment in a calming, supportive atmosphere focused solely on recovery
  • Removal from triggers and stressors that can undermine recovery efforts at home

With research-backed protocols tailored by addiction specialists, treatment programs offer the comprehensive care needed to escape morphine addiction. We empower you with the tools and support for a lifetime of sobriety.

Morphine Detox

Morphine detox is the process of safely eliminating morphine from the body while managing withdrawal symptoms. Many recommend completing medical detox at a drug and alcohol detox center to ensure proper care.

During detox, patients are monitored by medical professionals 24/7. Medication-assisted treatment may be used to alleviate cravings and other symptoms. Additional therapies like yoga may also help restore balance and well-being.

In addition to medical detox, we also offer holistic detox services. If you don’t want to replace one drug with another, holistic treatment such as yoga therapy, acupuncture, IV amino acid therapy, and nutritional therapy may be more your speed.

At our drug detox center, we create customized detox plans to provide the most effective care throughout the morphine detox process. Withdrawal symptoms can be very uncomfortable, so having access to medical and psychological support makes detox safer and more bearable.

Completing detox lays the foundation for ongoing rehab treatment and sustained recovery. We help ease your transition into the next phase of care. Drug detox is a crucial first step in overcoming morphine addiction for good.

Morphine Addiction Rehab

Morphine addiction rehab involves a structured treatment program with medical care, counseling, and other services to help people overcome morphine addiction. Rehab provides the tools and support for maintaining long-term sobriety.

Residential Inpatient Treatment

Inpatient rehab or residential treatment for morphine addiction involves living full-time at a drug rehab center during treatment. It provides 24/7 medical and psychological care in a controlled, drug-free environment.

Inpatient treatment removes people struggling with morphine addiction from triggers and disruptions while giving them the focused support needed for recovery. It tends to be recommended for those with severe addictions or co-occurring disorders.

Outpatient Treatment

Outpatient treatment allows people with morphine addiction to continue living at home or a sober living facility and attend treatment sessions at a rehab center during the day or evening. It provides flexibility to maintain work or family commitments while getting addiction treatment.

Options include:

  • Intensive outpatient program, 3+ hours of treatment per day
  • Partial hospitalization program (PHP), 5-6 hours of intensive treatment daily
  • Standard outpatient counseling, 1-2 hours per week

Outpatient treatment works well for those with stable environments who are motivated to recover. Overall, outpatient rehab, and especially intensive outpatient rehab is less disruptive to your life but still provides structured treatment.

Addiction Therapies We Offer

We provide a range of proven addiction therapies to help you overcome morphine addiction for good.

Individual therapy provides one-on-one counseling tailored to your unique needs and situation to process emotions, trauma, or other factors underlying your addiction. Group therapy can help you gain peer support and learn from others going through similar struggles in addiction group therapy.

Addiction therapies we offer include:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy, a therapy program that helps identify negative thought and behavior patterns contributing to addiction and replace them with healthier coping strategies.
  • Dialectical behavior therapy, which builds skills for managing difficult emotions, tolerating distress, regulating behavior, and improving relationships.
  • Motivational interviewing, a compassionate psychotherapy form focused on exploring ambivalence, enhancing motivation, and moving toward positive change.
  • Family therapy, which addresses family relationship dynamics and promotes better communication and functioning.

We develop integrated treatment plans that combine these therapies in the way best suited to your needs and recovery goals. Our experienced therapists provide professional guidance and support through your healing journey.

Dual Diagnosis and Morphine Addiction

Many struggling with morphine addiction also have a co-occurring mental health disorder, known as a dual diagnosis. Common conditions include depression, anxiety, PTSD, and bipolar disorder. Our dual diagnosis treatment integrates substance abuse and mental health treatment.

Getting evaluated at our mental and behavioral health facilities is important, as undiagnosed or untreated mental illness can undermine recovery efforts. Dual diagnosis programs at our substance abuse treatment facility are designed to meet your specific mental health needs while you receive care for morphine addiction.

Benefits of our dual diagnosis programs include:

  • Psychiatric assessment and diagnosis
  • Mental health counseling, therapy, and medication management
  • Treatment of trauma, grief, anxiety, depression and other disorders
  • Coping skills for managing symptoms and triggers
  • Improved functioning by treating both conditions concurrently
  • Lifestyle changes and support networks for ongoing wellness

Dual diagnosis treatment takes a whole-person approach to care. Our goal is to equip each individual with the tools to achieve lasting wellbeing, free from morphine addiction and stabilized from mental health disorders.

Aftercare Planning

Aftercare planning is a critical part of addiction recovery and relapse prevention. It involves developing a comprehensive plan to support you on your road to recovery after completing initial treatment.

Some components of quality aftercare planning include:

  • Connecting with local support groups like 12-step programs or SMART Recovery
  • Identifying triggers or high-risk situations and strategies to deal with them
  • Finding healthy activities and hobbies to fill your time
  • Continuing counseling, therapy, or medication assistance as needed
  • Receiving recovery coaching or case management
  • Having a crisis management plan if challenges arise
  • Exploring transitional or sober living housing options
  • Attending outpatient treatment programs or groups
  • Receiving referrals for community services to aid your recovery

Our team will collaborate with you before treatment completion to create an individualized plan with the necessary resources and support systems tailored to your needs for maintaining recovery success in the long run.

Start Your Sobriety Journey with Ardu

If you or someone you love is struggling with morphine addiction, take the first step toward recovery today. Our comprehensive morphine addiction treatment services provide the expert care, tools, and ongoing support needed for lasting sobriety.

Don’t let addiction control your life any longer. Reach out to our caring team to explore your treatment options. We’ll help determine the most effective path forward based on your unique circumstances and needs. You deserve to be free from dependence and live a fulfilling life.

Addictions we treat also include:


Anyone struggling with morphine abuse or addiction can be eligible to enroll in our morphine addiction rehab. 

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 sobriety and relapse prevention.

How to Enroll

To enroll in an Ardu morphine drug rehab 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 our admissions process page for more information.

Does My Insurance Cover Treatment at Ardu?

Ardu addiction treatment services are covered by most insurance providers. If you want to verify your insurance coverage and gather more payment information, visit our insurance verification page.

FAQ on Morphine Rehab

Does Ardu have heroin detox facilities?

We do have heroin detox facilities. If you or a loved one are struggling with a heroin addiction, contact us. Help is always available.

Can I get treated for opioid use disorder at Ardu?

You can get treated for opioid abuse at Ardu. Our substance use treatment center has opioid detox programs and opioid rehab programs structured to help people struggling with opioid abuse achieve lasting sobriety.

Does Ardu offer an alcohol rehab program?

Ardu does have an alcohol rehab program. We also offer an alcohol detox program, where you can start your journey towards sobriety.

What can lead to addiction to morphine?

There are several factors that can lead to addiction to morphine, including genetics, environmental influences, and previous substance use disorders, especially previous opiate abuse.

Prolonged use of morphine for chronic pain often leads to physical dependency, causing withdrawal and cravings that perpetuate morphine addiction even after the original pain subsides.

Psychological factors like trauma and mental illness may also increase susceptibility to addiction.

What is polysubstance abuse?

Polysubstance abuse refers to the concurrent abuse of multiple substances. It often involves drugs like sleeping pills, cocaine, or even alcohol. It is a dangerous form of substance abuse with effects that can be unpredictable due to drug interactions.

Does Ardu treat gambling addictions?

No, we do not treat gambling addicts. If you suspect that you are struggling with a gambling addiction, read this helpful guide to compulsive gambling by the Mayo Clinic.

Does Ardu have an alumni program?

No, we do not have an alumni program.

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


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  2. Rothwell, P. (2009) . Distinct Profiles of Anxiety and Dysphoria during Spontaneous Withdrawal from Acute Morphine Exposure. Neuropsychopharmacol 34, 2285–2295. https://doi.org/10.1038/npp.2009.56
  3. Drug Overdose Death Rates | National Institute on Drug Abuse. (2023). National Institute on Drug Abuse. https://nida.nih.gov/research-topics/trends-statistics/overdose-death-rates

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