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Morphine Detox and Rehab Treatment in South Dakota

Morphine is the main alkaloid Definition of the word alkaloids of opium and was first obtained from poppy seeds in the early 1800s. It was one of the most potent analgesics developed and became a widely-used pain medication in the United States. In fact, morphine is partly responsible for contributing to the opiate epidemic during and after the Civil War. Morphine was given to soldiers on both sides. And after the war, numerous soldiers were addicted to morphine. It was not until the latter half of the 19th century that doctors were looking for a less addictive alternative. Unfortunately, it was around this time when heroin was synthesized from morphine. Heroin is a highly addictive drug and many opiate addicts in South Dakota abuse heroin. Morphine is also the precursor for many different pain medications. Most of these drugs are abused by opioid addicts in South Dakota and throughout the United States.

This includes drugs such as codeine, fentanyl, methadone, hydrocodone, hydromorphone, meperidine, and oxycodone. In fact, in 2016 amid a national call to cut down on the number of opioid prescriptions. The number of prescriptions given out that year jumped 22%. The opioid and heroin problems in the state were cause for concern. More people were dying and becoming addicted to these drugs. However, by 2017 opioid prescriptions was on the decline per the National Institute on Drug Abuse. In 2017, South Dakota providers wrote 49 opioid prescriptions for every 100 persons in the state. Throughout much of society, there is still a mindset that opioid pain killers are safe and good to use. Most addictions to drugs such as morphine start with a prescription.

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The person taking the prescription will start to misuse the drug. When this happens, they will develop a dependency and tolerance for it. The dependency on morphine happens physically and psychologically. The tolerance will also grow and will lead to an increased risk for overdose death. The body will require more of the drug to avoid withdrawal pain. It is, in fact, this withdrawal pain that does force many addicts to remain on the drug and not get help. Medical detox programs in South Dakota can help opioid addicts through difficult withdrawals. It is important to start with medical detox to manage the initial part of the physical addiction. Once a morphine addict is stable, they can then start the therapy and counseling needed.

There are many signs of addiction you can look for if you feel your loved one is abusing morphine. This includes noticing if tolerance has developed. The person may continue to use morphine to avoid withdrawal symptoms. They have tried to quit taking the drug but have been unsuccessful. They begin to avoid family and friends, and morphine becomes the priority in life. Most addicts will know the drug is ruing his or her life. However, the drug takes over and consumes the user emotionally and physically. Morphine is a highly addictive substance and will cause overdose and other serious health complications with long-term use.

South Dakota Addiction Services by Type of Drug

South Dakota Addiction Services by Type of Drug

Below, you will find a list of medical detox for Morphine addiction in South Dakota. 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 South Dakota