Morphine Addiction Treatment Options In Ohio

Kimberly Langdon, M.D.

Medically Reviewed By: Kimberly Langdon, M.D.

on December 9, 2022

In Ohio, treatment options for morphine addiction include medical detox, medication-assisted treatment, and ongoing aftercare support.

Morphine addiction can be difficult to recover from, but there are many opioid addiction treatment centers in Ohio. These treatment centers, including Ohio Recovery Center (ORC), offer different levels of care to match your recovery needs. 

When you need constant supervision, inpatient treatment might be best for you. But once that’s no longer necessary, outpatient services may be a better option. Whatever your situation, morphine treatment options will be customized to your needs.

Medical Detoxification

As with any opiate addiction, quitting morphine cold turkey is not recommended as it can lead to severe withdrawal symptoms, especially if you’ve taken higher doses of the prescription opioid. That’s where medical detox comes in.

During a medical detox program, you are watched over by a team of healthcare and treatment providers as you withdraw from the drug. 

When morphine withdrawal symptoms occur, medical professionals can provide medication and other treatments to make the process a lot more comfortable. 

Clonidine is one of the most commonly used medications for morphine detox. It helps reduce withdrawal symptoms like irritability, cramping, sweating, and anxiety. Medication can help alleviate morphine withdrawal symptoms and make cravings a little more bearable.

Inpatient Treatment

Inpatient treatment is a likely next step after a detox program for most substance use disorders, including morphine addiction. 

While in inpatient rehab, you stay at a residential treatment facility 24/7. During this time, you can receive medical care, go to therapy and support groups, and receive treatment for any co-occurring mental health disorders, if necessary.

With a comprehensive substance abuse treatment plan in a structured and supervised environment, you’re able to focus on your recovery without any other pressures getting in your way. 

With inpatient care, you can figure out the reasons for your morphine use, change any negative thinking patterns, and find the motivation to stop. Most inpatient programs last anywhere from 30-90 days.

Outpatient Treatment

Outpatient treatment offers many of the same options as inpatient. However, instead of staying at a residential facility, you’re able to go home after your treatment sessions each day. 

During these sessions, you receive behavioral therapy, go to support groups, learn ways to cope with triggers, and develop skills for relapse prevention.

The higher level outpatient programs include intensive outpatient programs (IOPs) and partial hospitalization programs (PHPs).

Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)

Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) consists of taking medication for opioid dependence on top of going to counseling and behavioral therapy. 

This combination of treatment methods not only helps deal with physical and psychological dependence but also allows you to build skills to aid in relapse prevention and teaches you more about morphine addiction.

There are several medications that might be involved in MAT, including:


Buprenorphine binds to the opioid receptors in the central nervous system and blocks the effects of opioids like morphine. It decreases the effects of physical dependence, increases your safety in the case of a morphine overdose, and lowers the potential for further abuse.

Buprenorphine may also be paired with naloxone as the brand name medication Suboxone, which is one of the most common tools for battling opioid use disorder. 


Methadone is also often prescribed to treat opioid use disorder. It works by reducing cravings and withdrawal and can lessen the effects of future opioid use. 


Naltrexone is also approved by the FDA to treat opioid use disorder. It blocks the sedative effects of morphine and other opioids and can reduce cravings for the drug.

Aftercare Services

Aftercare occurs after you leave an inpatient or outpatient treatment program. The main focus is usually relapse prevention and generally consists of mental health services, support groups, therapy, employment assistance, sober-living homes, and life skills training.

If you or a loved one are struggling with morphine abuse or any type of drug abuse, Ohio Recovery Center has several inpatient drug addiction treatment options available. 

To learn more, please call our helpline today.

  1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) — Recovery is Possible: Treatment for Opioid Addiction
  2. National Library of Medicine: MedlinePlus — Morphine
  3. National Institute on Drug Abuse — Types of Treatment Programs

Written by Ohio Recovery Center Editorial Team

© 2024 Ohio Recovery Center | All Rights Reserved

* This page does not provide medical advice.

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