Go Back   SoberRecovery : Alcoholism Drug Addiction Help and Information > Drug Addiction > Substance Abuse
Register Blogs FAQ Members List Calendar Arcade Mark Forums Read Chat Room [3]

LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 02-06-2006, 01:01 PM   #1 (permalink)

Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: PA
Posts: 9
Exclamation ANyone know how long morphine stays in system?

Hello there!

So went to the ER with my mom today did a bunch of tests to see if she had a stroke, early indications are that she did not... but urine still has amounts of morphine in her system after 21 days... did she use again or is this possible?

Anyone know?
Boricua1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2006, 02:14 PM   #2 (permalink)
Lbad's Avatar

Join Date: May 2005
Location: Northern CA
Posts: 6,365
I don't think it is possible to have morphine in your system 21 days past last use. Even if she was using everyday up to that point. Morphine is metabolized pretty quickly. Usually within a few days at the most.
left foot, right foot, breathe

"Say what you mean and mean what you say but don't say it mean!"

Everything is already OK
Lbad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2006, 02:25 PM   #3 (permalink)

Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: PA
Posts: 9
The ER doctor sort of confirmed that for me, saying that it doesn't stay in the system for that long of a time period.

This totally sucks!
Boricua1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2006, 04:40 PM   #4 (permalink)
You're never alone!!
angelgirl's Avatar

Join Date: May 2003
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 2,191
Sorry to hear you are going through this..

Saying a prayer for you and your mom..


Don't tell God how BIG your addiction is, tell your addiction, how BIG our GOD is!!
angelgirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2006, 04:49 PM   #5 (permalink)
You're never alone!!
angelgirl's Avatar

Join Date: May 2003
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 2,191

I was looking back at your post from when you were doing SO much for your mom, to help her get off the drugs.

Did she ever go to an NA meeting? Did you ever get to any meetings?
That might really help her, and you as well..

Remember I posted the link to what addicts do?? Here it is for you.

What Addicts Do

My name's Jon. I'm an addict. And this is what addicts do. You cannot nor will not change my behavior. You cannot make me treat you better, let alone with any respect. All I care about, all I think about, is my needs and how to go about fulfilling them. You are a tool to me, something to use. When I say I love you I am lying through my teeth, because love is impossible for someone in active addiction. I wouldn't be using if I loved myself, and since I don't, I cannot love you.

My feelings are so pushed down and numbed by my drugs that I could be considered sociopathic. I have no empathy for you or anyone else. It doesn't faze me that I hurt you, leave you hungry, lie to you, cheat on you and steal from you.

My behavior cannot and will not change until i make a decision to stop using/drinking and then follow it up with a plan of action.

And until I make that decision, I will hurt you again and again and again.

Stop being surprised.

I am an addict. And that's what addicts do.
That's just the first post in the very long thread. It is a sticky, on top of the page in the Nar-anon page.

I am only putting this up for you, to let you know that what your mom is going through, she is not doing to you.. It is What addicts do, she needs to get some more help. Addiction is a tough disease. Opiates are a tough battle.. You crave them for a long time, and they are so sneaky, because you can take them for a really long time, and NO ONE knows, it's not like alcohol, or alot of other drugs, no one notices... Well, until the drug turns on you, and of course, it doesn't matter who you are, the drug does turn on you eventually. Eventually, people begin to realize that something is wrong,
because the drugs begin to affect your body, and even your mind. They did mine. But, for a long time, a person on opiates can get away with taking them, and no on will notice..

Do you know where she is getting them from???? The INTERNET?? The doctor??
A dealer??

First, she needs to really want to stop, or you can't really do anything to help her. But if she wants to stop, to help her, you could, get rid of her Credit cards, ( if she gets them on the net),, or , call the doctor that is giving them to her, ( if she is getting them from a doctor,),, OR,,
Call the police on the dealer, ( if she is getting them from a dealer, if you know who it is.. ).. Be careful with that one.. That could be dangerous.

But this stuff will only work if she is ready to stop. She also needs to get some extra help. Maybe a Treatment center?? She tried to do it on her own, with your help, she just couldn't stay clean, so maybe it's time to get into a treatment center?? That can be a very good idea. It gives people a great start. I know I did benefit from the treatments I was in..

Well, I hope something here helps you.. I do hope your mom is ready for help. Maybe she just isn't ready yet. That can be hard to swallow,, but sometimes, we just aren't ready..

Do you know there Serenity Prayer?? That might be a good thing for you to start saying for yourself,. It might really help you. Addicts are so hard to deal with.. I am sorry you are going through this.. I am also sorry your mom is going through this. Just know that she doesn't mean to be an addict, it's just what she is..

My prayers go out to you..


Don't tell God how BIG your addiction is, tell your addiction, how BIG our GOD is!!
angelgirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2006, 11:17 PM   #6 (permalink)
Reach Out and Touch Faith
shockozulu's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Southern California
Posts: 3,483
How are you doing today, Boricua1?
"Its Mr Higher Power unless I'm angry, then just like everyone else in my life it simply becomes Mr. Power."

Copyright 2005 - 2014 Shockozulu
shockozulu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2006, 12:45 AM   #7 (permalink)
Christian's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: san diego, ca
Posts: 201
hmm, well hopefully she didn't have a stroke, which would be good news. Perhaps she still has a 'stash' somewhere hidden. Finding out where she gets them also would be a good idea.

I think morphine stays in system for under 5 days, perhaps dependent on dosage. good luck with your ma
Christian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2010, 10:24 AM   #8 (permalink)

Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: pitt meadows
Posts: 1
so i was in emerge on monday.unforuatley they gave me morphine can anyone tell me how long till the sweats nausea will go away.what does it look like
cid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2010, 05:05 PM   #9 (permalink)
Peter's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Leaving Sparta
Posts: 2,927
Hi cid.This thread is more than 4.5 years old. you might wanna consider starting a new thread and telling us a little more 'bout yourself.
Why were you in emergency?
Peter is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing this Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 03:06 AM.

Design By: SoberRecovery.com