Morphine Addiction….?

Question by Kristin K: Morphine Addiction….?
I started taking pieces of 200mg morphine pills since before christmas… and now if i stop taking them, i have withdrawls… how can i get off of these without feeling miserable? I know i should talk to my doc… but i dont want to… ive heard of suboxone… that it helps with the opiate withdrwls… but i was reading that ppl stay on the suboxone for years. I cant do that… can i just take it for a month til the morphine withdrawls subside and stop taking the suboxone? Ive heard tht there are suboxone withdrawls but they arent half as bad as the morphine withdrawls… please help!

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Answer by Sharpee
My brother is a heroine addict and he takes suboxone. It’s true, it’s addicting– he’s always asking my mom to give him more. Anyway, I would suggest you do take suboxone even though it’s addicting, and then when you’re used to that, go off of it cold turkey (like you said though, the withdrawals will only be half as bad as if you’re still using morphine.

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5 Comments on "Morphine Addiction….?"

  1. Tom
    28/02/2014 at 10:58 pm Permalink

    Set yourself a goal target to be off Morphine. You can’t just say, “Oh, I’m going to quit, now”, because you’ll just go straight back onto it.

    Also, I don’t know if this will work, but good luck with it anyway, if the tablets are dissolving tablets, try cutting bits off the tablet (DON’T do this if they are capsule) each time you take them.

    Have you tried another stimulant such as sugary drinks? Joining a club? Having something to work towards?

    You should really talk to your Doctor. He will offer free confidential advice and some Doctors may help you quit completely by building a plan for you. Don’t forget, Morphine is used in hospitals, so it’s not exactly a ‘crazy’ drug like Cocaine, Heroine or LSD.

    You may need some self-motivation. Try getting some exercise daily.

    Anyway. must dash,

    wish u look. dont 4get its possible!!!!

  2. Dee
    28/02/2014 at 11:57 pm Permalink

    Depending on where you live you might be able to use promethazine or a benzodiazepine to get through the withdrawal. In the USA you can get original formula dramamine and use that liberally along with plenty of sprite, gatorade and bottled water. Have the makings for the BRAT diet on hand and take a couple of days off for a very long weekend. You can do it. Millions before you have gone through it. A six month habit is not worth graduating to Suboxone. Good luck!

  3. Angie
    01/03/2014 at 12:17 am Permalink

    Ok here is some more information on Suboxone. It can be used as you are speaking for long term maintenance or it can also be used for short term detox. This way you can get through the worst of your withdrawals and then they taper you off the suboxone. This can be done in as little as 3-5 days or sometimes up to two weeks. I have personally used suboxone and it is my “miracle” drug. When I was having problems with pain medication addiction, I took suboxone and it truly gave me my life back. I was able to get out of bed fine without withdrawal pains and sickness. I am not saying it will be perfect for you, but from my experience and many other I know who have used it, it has saved their life. I would recommend this over methadone any day of the week.

    EDIT: I read the answer about being self motivating and exercising to get over the addiction. It did not work for me. My addiction was so bad that I could not even get out of bed without having an opiate. I don’t think people who have not first hand experienced opiate addiction can understand fully the grasp it can have on a person’s life. And just because morphine is used in hospitals DOES NOT mean it is safe!! Oxycontin is prescribed, Fentanyl patches, methadone…. all have resulted in MANY overdose deaths. They are just as dangerous as street drugs, and people get the wrong impression because the doctor writes you a prescription it makes it a safe high. Couldn’t be much further from the truth.

    Also, benzodiazepines used to detox from opiates has been clinically proven NOT to have long term effects of staying sober.

    Opiate withdrawal is not life threatening, but you are in great danger of relapse during the acute withdrawal period. It is said to be as high 70%. So with that said, I would strongly suggest going through with atleast suboxone detox.

    EDIT: I have used suboxone, and it worked wonders for me. I did a taper going from 8mg, 6mg, 4mg, and finally down to 2mg for a couple days. I do not see how you can say suboxone is harder to come off of than morphine because I know many, many people who are now clean thanks to suboxone and they had very very minimal withdrawals if any. These are addicts who were IV’ing for 10 years or more.

  4. Lone
    01/03/2014 at 1:02 am Permalink

    Trust me, suboxone is 100 times harder to quit than morphine.

    If you have been using for 4 months your w.d. will be minimal. You will have a few restless nights and in a few weeks you will be “good as new”.

    A good sleep aid, or a few Valium would help greatly…but I can tell you there is NO way out of an opiate addiction without discomfort. None.

    Suboxone would be good to use for a few days. That’s what they use in rehabs, but only for 4-7 days.

    If you think suboxone is a wonder drug, go read some posts from people trying to get off of it at http://www.subsux.com

  5. Subpar
    01/03/2014 at 1:06 am Permalink

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