A trade name for an extended-release morphine formulation, MS Contin is a powerful prescription painkiller. MS Contin is prescribed for chronic pain, and its formulation means its effects last substantially longer than regular morphine. For patients dealing with intense pain due to surgery or disease, MS Contin can be a lifesaver.
For someone abusing drugs, however, MS Contin can be lethal. MS Contin abuse comes with many risks, including lethal overdose. Like all opioids, it’s possible to build up a tolerance to the effects of MS Contin. This leaves a user having to take more and more of the substance to achieve the same results – this cycle of behavior rapidly develops into addiction.
MS Contin withdrawal and addiction is treatable, but complex and difficult. Recovery from MS Contin addiction should start at a detox center.