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Morphine Detox and Rehab Treatment in Washington

Morphine is derived from the poppy plant and is a potent analgesic prescribed to treat varying levels of pain. It is often administered to treat moderate to severe pain in hospitals throughout Washington. Morphine has one of the highest rates of abuse and addiction. Drugs such as heroin were synthesized from morphine. In fact, it was the latter half of the 19th century when doctors were looking for a less addictive alternative to morphine. Unfortunately, it was at this time when heroin was created. The abuse of heroin and other similar opioid has been a long-standing problem in Washington. The Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute listed out statistics for heroin and opioid abuse for King County. For example, the Recovery Helpline calls for heroin declined somewhat in 2017, after hitting its highest level in 2015.

Within King County, over a seven-year period, heroin has been the common drug of choice for drug court participants. Heroin treatment admissions have more than doubled over the past seven years to over 3400 in 2017. In 2017, the overdose deaths involving heroin reached 146 in King County. The deaths involving prescription opioids in King County were on a steady decline in 2017 to 94 from 153 in 2009. Morphine is the precursor in many different pain medications. This includes drugs such as hydrocodone, methadone, fentanyl, hydromorphone, codeine, and meperidine. The National Institute on Drug Abuse reported there were 742 opioid overdose deaths in 2017 within the state.

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The greatest increase in opioid-related deaths was a result of heroin in 2017. Synthetic opioids were also responsible for many of the overdose deaths within the state. The deaths connected to prescription opioids were on the decline in 2017. During that same year, Washington prescription providers wrote 57.2 opioid prescriptions for every 100 persons living within the state. Heroin still remains one of the most troubling drugs in the state. When someone uses heroin, it turns into morphine once it enters the body. Both heroin and morphine provide similar effects, and both are highly addictive. Morphine binds to the opioid receptors in the reward part of the brain. The analgesic effects create euphoria and a dream-like state.

Morphine interferes with the way chemical messages in the brain are produced. The drug disrupts that natural process by creating false chemicals within the brain. The longer someone is using morphine, the more dependent they become. The dependency on the drug is both physical and psychological. The body will also develop a tolerance for the drug. The best course of treatment for morphine addiction is medical detox, followed by residential drug rehab. Both types of treatment options are available in the state of Washington. It is important to reach out for help and find a program that will address all aspects of your morphine addiction.

Washington Addiction Services by Type of Drug

Washington Addiction Services by Type of Drug

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