Achieving Long-Term Recovery from Morphine Addiction

Morphine can be extremely dangerous when abused, especially over a long period of time.  Prolonged use of the drug will replace the body’s natural pain killer, endorphins. After the body ceases to naturally make endorphins, the user must depend on the opiate in order to avoid painful withdrawal symptoms. There are useful steps that can be taken to achieve long-term addiction recovery from morphine abuse. In order to achieve recovery from addiction, it is important to understand how morphine works.

Morphine Administration

Morphine can be administered in many different ways. Below are some of their forms:

  • Orally
  • Rectally
  • Skin patch absorption
  • Injection

Side Effects and Risks of Morphine

Some morphine side effects are as follows:

  • Nausea
  • Constipation
  • Weakness
  • Blurred vision
  • Vomiting
  • Dizziness
  • Sweat
  • Drowsiness
  • Sleeplessness
  • Dry mouth
  • Lightheadedness
  • Fatigue
  • Itching
  • Headache

Morphine Overdose Symptoms

Some of the side effects of morphine overdose and abuse yield the following symptoms:

  • Respiratory arrest
  • Confusion
  • Circulatory collapse
  • Fainting
  • Pupil constriction
  • Fast of slow heartbeat
  • Low blood pressure
  • Lightheadedness
  • Suspended breathing
  • Seizures
  • Cold and/or clammy skin
  • Severe dizziness
  • Low resting heart rate
  • Slowed or difficult breathing
  • Vision changes
  • Tremors
  • Death

Holistic Morphine Rehab

Holistic drug rehab is unique from “detox rehabs” in that it treats the patient’s underlying issues beyond their drug addiction. Holistic rehab not only treats the body, but also the mental state of the patient as well as their spiritual needs. This can be a superior alternative to traditional rehab centers in that it seeks to expose underlying roots that may cause a user to relapse. Below are some of the treatment options offered in holistic rehab centers:

  • Yoga
  • Tai-chi
  • Acupuncture
  • Daily exercise
  • Healthy and nutritional diet
  • Message therapy
  • Meditation
  • Spiritual counseling
  • Group and independent therapy
  • Counseling and Intervention
  • 12-Step program
  • Stress and coping skills
  • Goal-setting
  • Building self confidence
  • Other alternative medical approaches

Although holistic rehabs may not be for everyone, they do offer services that go beyond simply detox. Holistic rehab works by giving the addict a serene, loving and caring environment.

Long-Term Morphine Recovery after Rehab

After a person goes through their treatment, whether holistic or traditional rehab, he must understand that recovery doesn’t stop after leaving a center. It is life long “recovery and discovery” as the abusers usually have addictive personality traits. The following are ways the recovering addict can achieve long-term recovery:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Create a plan of action and objectives to achieve before leaving the treatment facility
  • Seek outpatient therapy and scheduled accountability with a group of someone you trust
  • Exercise to keep you mind and body on point
  • Eat healthy foods.  Proper nutrition has scientifically shown to reduce cravings for drug use
  • Find hobby’s and activity’s that motivate you and make you happy
  • Make new friends that have zero connection to your old life as an addict
  • If you were a spiritual person before you became an addict, try rediscovering your spirituality as it’s now a good time to reconnect

Are You Addicted to Morphine?

There are thousands of people that have used, gone through treatment and now live normal, healthy lives. Please call our toll-free number to get started on your own path to recovery today. We are available 24 hours a day to answer any questions you might have about morphine addiction treatment. We are here to help.