Why Can’t I Have Just One Drink?

The longer you are sober, the more confidence you will have in your ability to stay that way. Unfortunately, this confidence can be mixed blessing. On the one hand, confidence does reflect the truth that recovery becomes easier over time. For instance, you get better at coping with both good and bad aspects of life without using drugs, which means you find that recovery is just as much a habit as substance abuse. Furthermore, as your confidence grows, you will also know to whom you can turn for...

10 Ways to Resist a Craving to Morphine

While the physical cravings for morphine wane over time, you may experience emotional or psychological cravings long after you complete recovery. The good news is that you can resist the cravings. Ways to resist craving for morphine include: Cravings and urges for morphine will disappear in short time unless you keep your mind on them. Refuse to act on the urges for 10 to 15 minutes. Usually, the cravings disappear in that time. Once you resist a craving, you know you can do it again when they...

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...

Dangers of Relapsing on Morphine

Morphine addiction is a powerful physical and psychological disease. As the body stops creating its own natural supply of certain “feel-good” chemicals, addicts need a near constant supply of morphine or other opiates in order to function. Morphine also masks symptoms of emotional or psychological distress. This causes the brain to build new neural pathways to keep that relief coming. The brain then craves morphine on a deep emotional level that is much more powerful than rational thought...

Five Potential Morphine Relapse Triggers

Morphine is a powerful narcotic pain reliever that is among the most addictive prescription drugs. When under the drug’s effect the brain’s understanding of pain is altered, and morphine produces a calming feeling for the user. Not surprisingly it is hard for a patient to come off the substance. Morphine has the highest relapse rate of any drug. Other frightening statistics, courtesy of the Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN), include the following: Morphine and heroin combined for...

Did I Ruin My Recovery from Morphine Addiction By Relapsing?

Because morphine addiction typically stems from users self-medicating chronic pain, signs of relapse may include the following symptoms: Complaining or obsessing about pain Misuse of medication Running out of pills ahead of time There are warning signs that indicate when a recovering addict is in danger of a relapse. Because of this, a full-blown relapse is completely avoidable if you take the necessary precautions. Ways to Prevent a Morphine Relapse In an effort to avoid relapse, drug...

Morphine Relapse

While a morphine addiction can be very powerful, people have recovered successfully and are living healthy lives apart from morphine abuse. Relapse occurs, but it does not have to be the end of recovery. There are factors to be aware of and triggers to avoid. Treatment and support can enable a former morphine addict to gain the strength he or she needs to stay clean. Morphine Addiction Morphine (also known as Mojo, Cube, Big M, Murphy, Red Cross, Miss Emma, Dreamer, or Morf) is a highly...