Chronic Narcotic Use Specialist

Jerry W. Morris, DO -  - Preventive Medicine Specialist

The Private Practice

Jerry W. Morris, DO

Preventive Medicine Specialist located in Southlake, TX

If you chronically use narcotics, you’re not alone. Prescription drug addiction and overdose have become a nationwide epidemic. Jerry W. Morris, DO, of The Private Practice treats patients from withdrawal through rehabilitation, helping them safely, painlessly, and effectively kick their addiction with natural opioid-like pain relief and medication-managed withdrawal. With a conveniently-located office in Southlake, Texas, Dr. Morris provides you with compassionate, customized care to overcome chronic narcotic use. To schedule an appointment, call the office or use the online booking feature..

Chronic Narcotic Use Q & A

How do I know if my narcotic use is unhealthy?

More than 50 million people suffer from chronic pain and desperately want a solution. Sometimes narcotics are prescribed as a short-term solution for pain, such as post-surgery or post-injury, and in the case of severe cancer pain, in the late stages of the disease.

However, when you become dependent, it’s time to seek Dr. Morris’ help for safe withdrawal. Narcotics are ruling your life when you can’t control the urge or craving and can’t stop using the drug. As a result, they affect your mood, daily behavior, and relationships.

A physical dependence on narcotics is most noticeable when you stop taking them. You may experience:

  • Extreme restlessness
  • Muscle and bone pain
  • Diarrhea and vomiting
  • Cold flashes
  • Involuntary leg movements

Why is it so easy to get addicted to narcotics?

Narcotics are effective at combating pain, so they’re frequently prescribed. But, they increase dopamine, the feel-good chemical in your brain, and create a sense of euphoria. Your body gets used to this feeling and craves it.

Over time, the doses that once created this feeling are insufficient, and you need more to provide euphoria and relief from pain. As you continue to take larger doses, opioids cause physical changes in your brain that make you crave the drug.

If you have a history of substance abuse, you might be even more susceptible to chronic narcotic use.

How can Dr. Morris help patients?

Dr. Morris can help you through the process of weaning yourself from narcotics. He treats patients from withdrawal through rehabilitation, managing their care with herbal supplements and medications that prevent withdrawal symptoms, stop cravings, block the effect of opioids, and normalize their brain chemistry.

He provides kratom, which is an herbal supplement obtained from the leaves of a tropical tree that’s native to Southeast Asia. The leaves contain natural compounds that have the same properties as opioids, so they effectively relieve pain and may help you withdraw from an addiction.

In addition to providing alternative therapies to manage your pain, he can also prescribe Suboxone®, a medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration to treat opioid dependence. It binds with the same receptors that many narcotics do, so when you take it, the Suboxone occupies these receptors and the narcotics have nothing to bind with.

Suboxone still provides some of the good feelings that narcotics do, so you don’t feel the intensity of cold-turkey withdrawal. You feel normal and craving-free. When Suboxone is taken under the guidance and supervision of Dr. Morris, you can safely wean yourself from your narcotics dependence. He’s readily accessible to answer your questions and help you navigate challenges along the way.

To get immediate help for an addiction and to relieve withdrawal symptoms, call The Private Practice or book an appointment online.