Our bodies are made up of very strong stuff and we as human being have grown accustomed to putting as much junk and toxins into our systems as possible and see where that leads us. For some people they are not good at calling it quits or stopping something until it is already caused so much damage and has ruined out lives, and in some cases it has killed us. Addicts especially have a hard time drawing the line to when it is time to stop a deadly habit and come clean before it destroys our lives as well as the lives of those around us. Morphine addiction can be like a tornado that completely leaves a place decimated. It is a very good point however when a person reaches a point where they feel they would like to live a normal health and extended life hence they have to quite abusing morphine drugs. When Morphine is abused or not taken according to the strict direction of a doctor it can have some bad reactions and because it is highly addictive it will be very difficult to stop. People experience different complications due to their body becoming dependent on the drug morphine. Some patients have experienced memory loss because of how the drug over can over power the brain especially the limbic region, this is then accompanied by confusion and anxiety. Other patients experience dizziness, fainting spells that may even result in having seizures. Those that did not have respiratory problems will have difficulty in breathing as they will present with shallow breaths. The reproductive system is also affected as it takes away the libido, messes up the menstrual cycle. There is also constipation which is very uncomfortable and painful. As seen above morphine does not play around with the body. Hence, it is a very big stepping stone to recovery when one decided to quit taking morphine and try to detox. Some people would believe that they can detox at home. It is possible for some cases. But this is when that difference in physiology and psychology comes into play. With other people they can go ahead and detox at home with the excruciating withdrawal symptoms and come out on the other side fit and well. With some people they will struggle and may fall off the wagon or they can attempt but their body is not strong enough to do it on its own it may end up having fatal results.
Beginning withdrawal at home.
It is important that the when a person decided to withdraw at home they do not do it alone just in case something happens and they need to be rushed to the hospital. The first step is to start by slowly reducing the dosages that one takes off the morphine. This helps to limit the intensity of the quitting. This can only be done if someone else is in control of the administering because it is very easy to fall back into taking the drug and increasing the dose due to the intensity of the craving. It is important for a person to stay hydrated during this time because of the vomiting and diarrhea symptoms that can present themselves. It is important to have fluids constantly so that one does not end up in a hospital due to dehydration. Pharmacies can be very useful to helping with withdrawals at home. One can purchase drugs over the counter to help counteract the symptoms. There is Imodium to help with the running tummy. There is also meclizine which helps with nausea. For the aches and pains, Benadryl will help take away that muscle ache. With the flu-like symptoms, like the aching joints, runny nose, teary eyes it helps to take hot baths which calm the chills, using hot water bottles as well helps. Doing a liver cleanse and taking lots of vitamins and nutritional supplements which are being lost with the vomiting. Exercise also helps, as it strengthens the body and helps keeps the mind off the cravings. With this, a drastic change will occur and one can see the benefits within a few days. There are some alternative medicine techniques that too can help acupuncture can help alleviate the symptoms and curb away the craving. It will help with developing self-control to resist the drug. Chinese herbal medicine can also be useful in cases like this. These methods have been see to be more effective than drugs given during a medical detoxification. The most important thing about detoxing at home is that it has to be a warm and safe and comfortable environment. When one has peace of mind and in their own environment they feel happier and therefore, the need for the drug starts to diminish. A good support system can help cure and addict.