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What is morphine ?

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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
Narcotic drug: Morphine is a narcotic pharmaceutical, a natural substance derived from the opium poppy. It can be very effective for severe pain, both acute and chronic, and is often given to ease pain after surgery. However, like all narcotics it can have many side effects and is very habituating with danger of addiction and dependence. See https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a682133.html

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What can morphine do for the dying?

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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
Narcotic analgesic: Opioid analgesics are a group of both naturally occurring and synthetic compounds that have morphine-like activity. Narcotic analgesics are the most efficacious agents available for relief of pain. The "major" narcotic analgesics (morphine, oxycodone and meperidine) are indicated for moderate to severe pain.
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What to do if i'm addicted to morphine!?

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Dr. Suzanne Ducate
Specializes in Psychiatry
Several options: Morphine addiction is serious. Inpatient or residential detoxification is indicated. Following detoxification there are several options for continued treatment, including substance abuse counseling, longer term inpatient substance abuse treatment, and outpatient medication assisted treatment with Methadone at an approved clinic or Suboxone through an approved physician's office.

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