Although some factors of morphine addiction recovery may be affected by an individual’s age, addiction treatment can be successful for any individual or any age. Withdrawal pain may be more severe and treatment may be longer due to previous health concerns for older individuals. Before entering a treatment program, express your concerns about your age and make sure the facility is equipped to help individuals of all ages.
All addicts have reasons they either want or do not want to enter treatment. Included in the following are some examples of factors that might affect an individual’s willingness to pursue morphine addiction treatment:
Individuals who have insurance should check to see if their policies include addiction and mental health coverage. If insurance does not cover mental health treatment, individuals may be able to find treatment facilities with discounts or reduced fees. Location of treatment may be a huge factor affecting recovery. For some addicts, entering a treatment program states away helps them concentrate more on their treatment. For others, being that far away from family and friends only adds stress and anxiety and may cause them to not finish treatment. An addict’s age can also be a factor in pursuing treatment. Older individuals may feel it is too late to get treatment or that they can’t change at their age. However, addiction treatment can be successful for any individual willing to change.
Not all treatment programs are created equally, and older adults may want to look for a program that is tailored to their specific needs. Included in the following are some examples of treatment options for Morphine addiction:
Inpatient treatment is a great asset for addicts in that it provides a drug-free environment to help them during detox and withdrawal. While in inpatient treatment, an addict’s vital signs will be monitored during the entire withdrawal stage. Outpatient treatment, on the other hand, may be useful for addicts who cannot leave family or work obligations behind. In outpatient treatment addicts receive individual and group counseling while continuing with an independent lifestyle. Residential treatment may be helpful for older adults with co-occurring health issues, as it provides treatment and assistance on a 24 hour basis.
If you or a loved one is struggling with an addiction to Morphine, please call our toll-free helpline today. Our highly trained counselors are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to answer your addiction questions and help you find the best treatment available. One call can change your life forever, so call us today.