Finding New Ways to Cope after Morphine Addiction

Finding New Ways to Cope after Morphine Addiction

Morphine is the most potent opiate analgesic drug that is used to relieve severe pain. Like other opioids, such as oxycodone, hydromorphone, and diacetylmorphine (heroin), morphine acts directly on the central nervous system (CNS) to relieve pain.

Side Effects of Morphine

One of the major concerns of using morphine is the swift rise of the tolerance level. As a result, people strive to maintain the narcotic effect and will endure the negative side effects, such as the following:

  • Abdominal or stomach pain
  • Blurred vision
  • Burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, “pins and needles”, or tingling feelings
  • Change in the ability to see colors, especially blue or yellow
  • Chest pain or discomfort
  • Confusion
  • Cough
  • Decreased urination
  • Dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
  • Fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat or pulse
  • Headache
  • Hives, itching, or skin rash
  • Increased sweating
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Nervousness
  • Pounding in the ears
  • Severe constipation
  • Shortness of breath
  • Slow heartbeat
  • Sweating or chills
  • Wheezing

Enduring these side effects demonstrates how quickly the psychological and physical dependence can occur.

Inpatient Treatment for Morphine Addiction

With morphine, inpatient treatment has to break the psychological and physical dependence. To do so, the first phase of treatment is medically supervised detox. There are several benefits to medically supervised detox including the following:

  • A detox plan that is customized to meet your needs
  • The detox plan factors in how long you have been abusing the drug, the withdrawal characteristics of the drug, and your overall health status
  • Your emotional and psychological needs are monitored as closely as your physical needs

During the detox process, trained detox staff consistently monitor you to minimize the withdrawal effects and assist you during the process.

After detox, an ongoing treatment plan is developed that factors in an analysis of each person’s needs. The treatment plan is designed to provide the services that you need to get the physical, psychological, and spiritual care needed to break the cycle of addiction.

Coping after Morphine Addiction

Upon successful completion of your drug addiction treatment from a quality facility, you have the awareness and the tools to help you maintain your recovery. To assist you to cope after morphine addiction, you also want to consider the following:

  • Create a lifestyle that does not support your use of morphine
  • Focus on your priorities of being financially stable, engaged in loving interpersonal relationships, and contributing to your family and community
  • Avoid high-risk situations such as engaging with your former drug contacts or socializing in areas where you used to use drugs
  • Avoid daily risk situations such as becoming tired, stressed, hungry, angry, or isolated
  • Maintain your physical and spiritual health

In addition to these coping strategies, regularly attending support meetings provides additional support in maintaining your recovery.

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