Morphine Withdrawal & Detox

morphine withdrawal

Withdrawal from a drug is an uncomfortable experience that millions of people go through each year. Morphine withdrawal symptoms can start to take effect in the body in as little as 6 to 12 hours after the last morphine dose was taken. Tolerance builds quickly in users, so even if you have not been using it for long, you can still experience withdrawal symptoms.

What are the Withdrawal Symptoms of Morphine?

Morphine withdrawal can be managed at our rehab center so that you do not experience more discomfort than you need to. We believe that your time in rehab should not start negatively, so we do our best to make you comfortable during the stages of detoxification. Our detox plan also reduces the chance of relapses occurring in the future, giving you hope when nothing seems it will get better.

Many people set their mind on quitting the drug but go back to it after withdrawal symptoms set in. These symptoms include things like:

–    Difficulty sleeping

–    Muscle and joint pain

–    An elevated heart or breathing rate

–    Nausea

–    Vomiting

–    Sneezing

–    Weakness in the joints and muscles

–    Chills

–    Anxiety

–    Diarrhea

–    Cramps and other gastrointestinal issues

–    Excessive sweating

–    Loss of appetite

–    Restlessness

Symptoms like watery eyes and yawning can also be symptoms of withdrawal when it is associated with morphine.


An intervention is a group of loved ones coming together to speak with someone about their behavior and the effect it has had on their life and the lives of others. Interventions are an essential part of dealing with loved ones that abuse drugs because they often do not recognize that they have an addiction.  By bringing it to their attention in a firm, loving, and caring way, you can show your loved one that you are telling the truth from a place of love.

Interventions can be challenging to go through with, but when they are successful, your loved one will be able to see their issue with drugs and seek professional help. When they are in trouble, we are a refuge that is always willing to help them regain their footing in the world. Show the one you love that you are supportive of them and care about their well-being and they may be more open to making positive changes that benefit them in the long run.