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Anesthesia Assisted Morphine Detox, Ohio

Morphine is an extremely potent opiate used to relieve severe pain. It's often prescribed to patients after surgery, but it may also be used to treat other acute conditions, such as labor pains. Morphine was first discovered in the early 1800s, and it entered the commercial market in 1827. It relieves pain by acting directly on the central nervous system, and it is one of the strongest narcotic pain relievers currently available. However, morphine can cause significant side effects, such as drowsiness, constipation and cramps. It can also be addictive. Morphine is typically administered through an IV or injection, and it is available under the brand names Astramorph, DepoDur, Kadian, Duramorph and Avinza.

Despite morphine's known potency, patients often feel comfortable taking the drug because they know it is commonly prescribed by doctors. Unfortunately, when morphine is used improperly or for an extended period of time, it's easy to become addicted. Painkillers like morphine affect every patient differently. Some patients who take morphine may even develop a serious condition known as opioid induced hyperalgesia, in which they feel pain more severely than they should. When this occurs, patients typically increase their dosage of morphine to relieve the increased pain. As the situation continues to escalate, the patient may find that he or she cannot relieve the pain effectively even with the highest dosages of the drug.

If you or someone you care about has become addicted to morphine, professional help is essential. Through detoxification, you can overcome the addiction and move on with your life. One of the best detox programs currently available is the Anesthesia Assisted Detoxification program. With this program, you can complete six days of normal detox in as little as six hours. To learn more about the AAD method, contact Mid Ohio Detox today, or visit the "Treatments" option on our website menu