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Morphine Detox and Rehab Treatment in Kentucky

Morphine is the main alkaloid Definition of the word alkaloids of opium and comes from poppy seeds. It was first obtained in 1805 and is much of the reason for the start of the opiate epidemic around the time of the Civil War. In its pure form, morphine is ten times more potent than opium. A less addictive alternative to morphine was being sought out around the second half of the nineteenth century. The result was the synthesis of heroin, which is responsible for countless addictions and overdose deaths. Morphine is also the precursor in many of the opioid prescriptions being prescribed today. For example, this includes codeine, fentanyl, methadone, hydromorphone, hydrocodone, oxycodone, and meperidine.

Addiction to Morphine

There are a number of reasons why someone would become addicted to morphine. Many of the problems do start with prescriptions. The National Institute on Drug Abuse recorded in 2017 1,160 opioid involved deaths in Kentucky. For 16 years between 1999 and 2015, prescription pain medications were the underlying cause. When 2017 came around and up to 2019, synthetic opioids are the main culprit. Since 2013 it has been a ten-fold increase in overdose deaths. Heroin deaths within the state have trended downward. And the deaths involving prescription pain killers have not significantly changed.

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Addiction to morphine often starts with a prescription. According to NIDA, Kentucky is among the top ten states for over-prescribing pain medication. In 2017, Kentucky providers wrote 86.8 scripts for pain medication for every 100 people. When you compare this number to 2011, it is a 36% decrease from 137 opioid prescriptions for 100 persons in Kentucky. Once you develop that tolerance for morphine you require higher dosages. Unfortunately, your tolerance continues to increase requiring more morphine. This is the point where there is a significant risk for an overdose. It also becomes quite difficult to stop taking morphine.

Drug addiction throughout Kentucky remained quite severe during 2018. Some of the state data reported it was so bad that 3 out of every 10 adults knew someone who had a problem with drug abuse. According to a Kentucky health issue poll, 4 out of 10 adults did not get the treatment they needed. This is a common problem with opioid addiction because of how severe withdrawal is. Morphine addicts need medical detox and unfortunately, this is not an all too common treatment option. Most opioid addicts struggle to become sober. The battle starts with making it through the withdrawals. If a morphine user cannot get the detox they need, they will not get the treatment they require.

Kentucky Addiction Services by Type of Drug

Kentucky Addiction Services by Type of Drug

Below, you will find a list of medical detox for Morphine addiction in Kentucky. These facilities are medically supervised but you should reconfirm with the facilities. The list may be incomplete, so if you have a hard time finding the proper service, call one of our counselors at 1-800-304-2219.

List of Medical Detox Centers for Morphine Abuse in Kentucky