Even when individuals have overcome denial and acknowledged that they have an addiction to morphine, they may hesitate to get help because of their fears about recovery. The morphine user may have heard rehab horror stories, seen negative portrayals in the media or found misinformation on the Internet that is preventing them from getting the recovery help they need. A person has every opportunity to receive false or misleading information, but it is important to see past the myths and fears. Health and happiness will only come with morphine addiction recovery, and that recovery requires professional help. Below are three common fears people have about morphine recovery and the reasons why these fears are not based in fact or reality.
When a person thinks about beginning morphine rehab and addiction recovery, he or she may picture what has been seen on television and in movies. Actors show all the drama, pain and suffering that can be experienced during morphine detox. When a person begins detox and undergoes morphine withdrawal, they do experience morphine withdrawal symptoms. These symptoms may include insomnia, vomiting or muscle pain, and quitting morphine is not easy. A person will endure some physical discomfort when attempting to quit, but, when a person is in rehab, doctors are able to make the withdrawal process as comfortable and painless as it can possibly be. Rehab allows for a safe recovery with minimal discomfort. The fear of morphine detox or withdrawal should not be a reason to avoid recovery.
Morphine is an opiate that is prescribed for the relief of severe or chronic pain. The drug is able to eliminate a person’s sensation of pain while creating feelings of pleasure and contentment. It is these feelings that cause a person to believe that they “need” the drug in order to function or feel normal. Without the drug the user may believe that he or she will be unable to manage pain or anxiety. Users may find that the idea of quitting the drug is overwhelmed by a fear of the pain.
While morphine does have the potential to alleviate pain, the drug is so powerful that is rarely prescribed outside hospital walls and rarely prescribed for long periods of time. The addiction potential for morphine is high. An addiction to morphine will result in a long list of severe health concerns that will only worsen, as the abuse continues. While a patient’s initial pain can be treated by morphine, there are other options for managing long-term or chronic pain. Medical professionals at rehab centers can help develop alternatives for pain management.
Opening up about a morphine addiction struggle can be the most difficult part of recovery. Many morphine users keep their addiction hidden from friends or family because of the fear of disappointing or hurting them. While users may have acknowledged their need for help, they are hesitant to get it, because they do not want their addiction struggle to be out in the open. Despite this desire for secrecy, most morphine users’ friends and family are already aware of a problem. They will be relieved to understand why their loved one has seemed so different lately, and they want to know what he or she is going through. When they know about morphine addiction, they will want to support recovery efforts and find help for the morphine user. If friends do not support recovery efforts, they are not true friends. Friends and family will provide encouragement, support, sympathy and motivation, as individual finds recovery help.
Don’t let your fears hold you back from a healthy and happy life free from morphine. Please call our toll-free helpline today to speak with someone about yours fears and how you can find the morphine recovery solutions you are looking for. We are available 24 hours a day, so please don’t hesitate to call with your questions.