Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to COVID-19
As updates on the impact of the coronavirus continue to be released, we want to take a moment to inform you of the heightened preventative measures we have put in place at Sandhills Comprehensive Treatment Centers to keep our patients, their families, and our employees safe. All efforts are guided by and in adherence to the recommendations distributed by the CDC.

In adherence to the social distancing recommendations provided by the CDC, we have implemented strict protocols at our clinic to ensure the safety of our patients and staff.

  • Patients who have active symptoms of illness or a fever of 100 degrees or higher must call ahead to arrange after-hours dosing.
  • The number of people allowed inside the building at any given time is restricted based on county, state, and federal guidelines.
  • The number of people waiting in line is restricted based on county, state, and federal guidelines, and those present must maintain a minimum distance of six feet from one another.
  • To maintain line restrictions, patients are asked to wait in their cars until direction is given.

For specific information regarding these changes and limitations, please contact us directly.

Please note that for the safety of our patients, their families, and our staff, on-site visitation is no longer allowed at Sandhills Comprehensive Treatment Centers.

  • This restriction has been implemented in compliance with updated corporate and state regulations to further reduce the risks associated with COVID-19.
  • Alternate methods of communication for other services are being vetted and may be offered when deemed clinically appropriate.

For specific information regarding these changes and limitations, please contact us directly.

CDC updates are consistently monitored to ensure that all guidance followed is based on the latest information released.

  • All staff has received infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance has been provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are being monitored and utilized.
  • Temperature and symptom screening protocols are in place for all patients and staff.
  • Cleaning service contracts have been reviewed for additional support.
  • Personal protective equipment items are routinely checked to ensure proper and secure storage.
  • CDC informational posters are on display to provide important reminders on proper infection prevention procedures.
  • We are in communication with our local health department to receive important community-specific updates.

The safety of our patients, their families, and our employees is our top priority, and we will remain steadfast in our efforts to reduce any risk associated with COVID-19.

The CDC has provided a list of easy tips that can help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then immediately dispose of the tissue.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that are frequently touched.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.

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Understanding Morphine Withdrawal

Understanding Withdrawal from Morphine

Individuals who suffer from moderate to severe pain can experience relief from their distress through the use of morphine. However, if an addiction to this pain medication develops, overcoming the challenges that result from it can be incredibly challenging. One of the most dangerous and trying obstacles that can stand in the way of an individual’s ability to obtain recovery can include the onset of withdrawal symptoms. To better manage the inevitable period of withdrawal that occurs once the abuse of morphine has ceased, those addicted to this drug should obtain help from qualified addiction treatment experts.

Symptoms of Morphine Withdrawal

Symptoms of Withdrawal from Morphine

Symptoms of withdrawal occur in response to the body no longer receiving the substance that his or her body has become used to having in its system. These symptoms can vary based on a number of things. For example, if an individual is abusing an excessive amount of morphine, the symptoms of withdrawal can begin fairly fast and include the onset of a variety of different symptoms that can be painful. Symptoms can occur sooner if an individual has abused morphine for a longer period of time. If you are worried that you or someone you care for is going through withdrawal, it is imperative to be aware of the following:

Physical symptoms: As morphine can create a physical dependence, it is possible for an individual who abuses morphine to develop a number of physical symptoms when his or her abuse stops. Examples of such symptoms may include the following:

  • Muscle weakness
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Sweating
  • Stomach cramps / stomach pain
  • Vomiting
  • Chest pain
  • Seizures
  • Breathing difficulties
  • Headache
  • Dry mouth
  • Itchiness
  • Fluctuation in body temperature
  • Change in heartbeat
  • Diarrhea

Psychological symptoms: Going through morphine withdrawal can elicit a variety of psychological and emotional symptoms that can become present when abuse of this drug ceases. Some of the most frequently noted psychological symptoms can include:

  • Confusion
  • Disorientation
  • Irritability
  • Drastic changes in mood
  • Restlessness
  • Agitation
  • Feelings of nervousness

When these symptoms make themselves known, they should be viewed as warning signs that an individual is battling an addiction to morphine and should obtain treatment to overcome this issue.

Dangers of Morphine Withdrawal

Dangers Associated with Morphine Withdrawal

Many morphine withdrawal symptoms are uncomfortable, however, some of them are more dangerous to an individual’s health and wellbeing. Therefore, it is critical that an individual obtains medical help to go through the withdrawal process while being supervised so that professionals can ensure his or her health during this time. Addiction treatment professionals can not only protect the health of an individual, but they can also provide treatment that can relieve the pain of withdrawal. For instance, the use of medication assisted treatment that includes Subutex, Vivitrol, methadone, or Suboxone can help decrease the intensity of withdrawal symptoms so that an individual can remain focused on recovering.

Without obtaining help for withdrawal symptoms such as these, individuals who are addicted to morphine are more likely to start using once again and possibly further entrench themselves into the dangerous cycle of addiction. If this occurs, the risk for overdose remains, and results could be fatal.

At Sandhills Comprehensive Treatment Centers, we know that the pain that accompanies morphine withdrawal can serve as a catalyst for an individual to lose sight of any hope of recovery. Our effective treatment helps lessen the symptoms of withdrawal and cravings so that recovery can seem more attainable. Let us help you or someone you love get the help that is so very deserved.