I’m Addicted and I Don’t Know What to Do About It

You’ve taken a look at your drug use, your reasons for it, and how it has impacted your life, and you’ve come to the conclusion that you are addicted. Making this conclusion is a brave, bold first step toward taking action. It is the start of recovery and of regaining your life, and because of this it is also a potentially scary and overwhelming time. Don’t let uncertainty get the best of you. Learn about the steps and actions you can take to create change and find a...

4 Ways Going with the Flow in Rehab Is the Right Decision

You have been stressed and challenged by addiction for far too long, so now is time to go with the flow in professional treatment. Drug use creates stress, confusion and other negative emotions, but rehab is the time to learn how to address these emotions rather than resist, feel defensive about and/or hold on to them. When you go with the flow in treatment, you will benefit from rehab no matter your underlying thoughts. In fact, if you accept the help of rehab, then you will give yourself a...

Three Positive Effects of Healing Human Relationships

Human relationships are vital to the health and happiness of everyone’s lives. As the Journal of Health and Social Behavior shares, “Social relationships — both quantity and quality — affect mental health, health behavior, physical health, and mortality risk.” When relationships are damaged by addiction, relationships and their positive benefits may appear to be out of reach at first. However repairing damaged relationships and creating healthy, new ones can directly and...

Why Willpower Alone Won’t Help You Abstain from Morphine

Willpower is a great tool for achieving recovery, but on its own it cannot address morphine addiction. While a recovering morphine addict may have the best intentions, recovery is a lifelong journey dedicated to managing a chronic illness. If willpower alone could keep someone sober, then addicts would not need help; despite one’s determination, addiction is a powerful that requires professional help. Willpower is an essential tool for addiction recovery, but recovering addicts must...

5 Ways to Bounce Back After a Morphine Relapse

Morphine addiction is a chronic illness that can become debilitating if left untreated. Although morphine addiction is serious, many users that pursue professional treatment can recover. Morphine addiction treatment offers many therapeutic tools, as well as the opportunity to build a support network. Dedication to the treatment process, combined with the help of positive, supportive people increases the chances of success. Relapse may occur among recovering users that complete rehab and that...

When Will I Stop Craving Morphine?

The most direct challenge to your recovery from morphine addiction may come in the form of cravings for the drug. These periods of intense desire to take morphine again arise for a variety of reasons. Although you can never be sure that another craving will not happen, certain milestones in recovery bring assurance that the threat of cravings is diminishing. Craving in Detox In the initial phase of recovery, the body adjusts to the sudden absence of morphine. This phase, called detox, can be...

How to Party Without Morphine

Morphine can completely eliminate the sensation of both physical and emotional pain while simultaneously providing euphoria. The drug’s effects are so powerful that users can develop a psychological addiction after just one use. Morphine is a popular drug among recreational users: they are willing to accept the risks of drug abuse to party. Morphine is used in party situations because it can minimize inhibitions and feelings of anxiety. It allows people who feel stress, anxiety and other...

How Others Influence Your Morphine Use

Addiction can be influenced by many factors including media, friends, family and one’s environment. Individuals are influenced daily on a number of choices they make, from food to what car to buy to what clothes to wear. So it is reasonable to believe that these influences can also influence one’s use of drugs. How Is Morphine Use Portrayed in Today’s Society? Today’s society, through media portrayals, celebrities and friends or family, often has misguided ideas of how addiction impacts...

How to Assess Morphine Addiction Recovery Needs

Morphine is a narcotic drug obtained from opium. When prescribed by a doctor, it is used to relieve moderate to severe pain. It is a controlled substance because it has significant potential for psychological and physical dependence and abuse. People often abuse morphine because of its euphoric and calming effects on the body. Once a person has determined that he or she may have a problem with morphine addiction, the best next step is to talk with an admissions counselor at a rehab facility, a...

Staying Sober while on Vacation

Planning a vacation is exciting, but it may be stressful for recovering addicts who need to plan for a drug-free trip. For some, a vacation will be the ultimate test for sobriety, but planning a safe and sober getaway can be rewarding for all involved. Get help to plan a vacation so it does not undermine your recovery from morphine addiction. How Vacation Can Challenge Morphine Addiction Recovery Vacations can help recovering addicts celebrate their sobriety, but they can also challenge...

How Sharing Your Morphine Addiction Story Can Help You and Others

Talking about your addiction during recovery can be challenging, but sharing your story of morphine addiction can powerfully help both you as well as others. Sharing your addiction story reminds you of your missteps, but also how addiction treatment has helped you. Additionally, this openness also testifies to others who struggle with morphine addiction themselves. There is no way to tell who needs to hear your story of morphine addiction, but that means you should share it with everyone around...

Benefits of Addressing Morphine Addiction Problems Early

The longer morphine abuse is allowed to persist, the more opportunity it has to create destruction in one’s life. There are many benefits of addressing morphine addiction problems early because it helps prevent or minimize the unavoidable damage of living with addiction. Getting help sooner, rather than later, can prevent stages of addiction from moving further toward a serious, full-blown addiction. As morphine addiction progresses, treatment and recovery become more difficult to achieve and...

How Education Can Prevent Morphine Addiction

Morphine, like heroin, is a natural opiate, as opposed to a synthetic opioid, such as hydrocodone and oxycodone. However, morphine is considered to be the prototypical opioid since all other opioids are synthetic analogues and are measured against the potency of morphine in determining their potency. Morphine was first isolated from the opium poppy in 1804 and has been used in medicine as a pain killer since 1817. Morphine is highly addictive, and overdose can easily cause death. Morphine is...

Finding Accountability to End Morphine Use

Morphine use can begin in multiple ways. Some users first encounter the drug in a medical setting where it is used to numb the pain of a particularly traumatic surgery, accident or disease. Some users are familiar with street drug culture and are introduced to morphine after expressing an interest in trying something stronger than their current drug of choice. Regardless of how morphine use starts, the abuse of morphine is generally pursued without the knowledge of sober friends and family...

How Do I Tell My Friends That I Don’t Want to Use Morphine Any More?

Morphine addiction is a powerful disease with both physical and psychological symptoms. As it progresses, it can irreversibly damage the body and mind, but recovery is possible if patients seek thorough, professional treatment. The first step toward freedom from morphine addiction is to let your friends and family know that you are committed to getting and staying clean. However, due to the psychological implications of the disease, this can be extremely challenging. Why Is It Difficult to...

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