Although it doesn’t get much attention, morphine is a highly addictive prescription pain killer mostly used in hospitals. It is one of the original opioids and is essentially heroin by a different name. In many studies the treatment of morphine addiction and heroin addiction are the same. If you are addicted to morphine, finding the right treatment for you is extremely important. Improper treatment usually results in relapse.
If you seek professional treatment, you have the option of two treatment categories. These categories are inpatient and outpatient treatment.
Inpatient treatment is often the more successful of the two types for morphine addiction. This is because it provides a closed drug free environment. If you cannot get morphine you are less likely to relapse into addiction. Some of the benefits of inpatient treatment are:
- isolation away from drugs
- away from stressful circumstances such as home and family
- away from your triggers
- ability to talk to someone 24 hours a day
- a built in support structure
Inpatient treatment is an excellent treatment option for those that can leave their work, school, and family for a few weeks. For more information on inpatient morphine treatment call 800-530-0431.
During outpatient treatment, you stay at home and visit an outpatient clinic on a regular basis. The benefits of outpatient treatment are:
- you can stay at home with your family
- you can work or go to school while in treatment
- you receive treatment on your schedule
- you sometimes have a broader range of treatment options
There are drawbacks to outpatient treatment as well. One of the major drawbacks is you are much more likely to relapse when you are in outpatient treatment due to access to drugs and triggers.
There are several treatment types available for morphine addiction. Many of these treatment types are combined into an overall treatment program.
Medication Assisted Treatment
According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, medication assisted treatment is a very effective treatment for morphine and other opioid addictions. During medication assisted treatment a patient receives a medication such as methadone or Suboxone, to prevent withdrawal symptoms from appearing.
Therapy is thought to be an integral part of morphine and opioid treatment. Therapy or counseling discovers the cause of your addiction. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, some of the common causes are:
- socioeconomic status
- early drug use
- parental drug use
- chronic pain
- mental illness
Therapy can also help you deal with the consequences of your morphine addiction. There are family therapies, lifestyle classes, and other forms of therapy that allow you to get back to your life with as little trouble as possible.
Finding the Right Treatment for You
To find the best morphine addiction treatment for you, you have to examine all of your options. You can do this by calling 800-530-0431. We can help you find the best treatment program for your circumstances.