Morphine is a highly addictive opiate alkaloid extracted from the opium poppy.
Named after Morphius, the Greek mythological “King of Dreams,” morphine came into heavy use as a potent painkiller during the American Civil War. Early widespread use of this drug led to the country’s first opioid epidemic, and since then, morphine use has risen and fallen in waves.
In the 1990s, the medical use of painkillers such as morphine rose, coinciding with a drastic nationwide increase in dependency and 1.7 million Americans suffered from treatable opioid abuse disorders in 2017.
Morphine is a Schedule II drug used to treat moderate, severe, and chronic pain. However, it is extremely risky when abused independently and can lead users to progress to more dangerous opioids such as heroin or fentanyl.
Once hooked, morphine’s addictive nature makes it difficult to cease using alone. At Cirque Lodge, our expert staff offers a detox program backed by years of research that will help you leave morphine addiction in the past.
Whether you started taking morphine from a doctor or a dealer, our team is here to help you tackle your addiction at the root cause.