Morphine, an opiate prescribed to treat severe pain, is highly addictive. Use can lead to dependency and a tolerance that necessitates higher and more frequent doses.
Acknowledging your drug abuse or addiction is the first step to recovery. When admitting your problem and reaching out for help you may choose to confide in your family. Family involvement can lead to higher success rates in addiction recovery. While family support can play an important role in your path to recovery, discussing your drug use with your family can be difficult.
Before you approach your family, you may want to consider the following:
Admitting to a morphine addiction problem is hard, but being prepared goes a long way toward easing the process.
Responses from family members can vary greatly. While many family members will respond with encouragement, support and offers of help, others may not respond as positively. If your family was not previously aware of your drug use, they may be confused or try to deny the problem. Family members may feel responsible and react defensively. Even if family members want to help, they may not have the right words or fear they will say the wrong thing. This can lead to family members remaining silent or distant.
Realize that your family may not have the right words or respond in the manner you wish. Try to be understanding and patient. Your family may need some time to process this information. Reiterate your goals and expectations and adapt them to your family’s responses as necessary.
If you are addicted to morphine, there is help available. We are on hand 24 hours a day to aid you in the recovery process. Please call our toll-free number for more information about morphine addiction, talking to family members and loved ones about morphine use and your options for morphine addiction treatment. You are not alone; call us today.