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 Admit Morphine Addiction?

Morphine addiction is often hidden from friends and family members who don’t abuse drugs. Many addicts become quite skilled at keeping their drug abuse a secret, so telling someone that you want to quit drugs is often difficult because you must first admit that you have a drug problem.

The brain uses all of the following emotions of morphine addiction to people using:

  • Shame and embarrassment
  • Fear of letting down friends and loved ones
  • Denial
  • Shifting the blame for addiction onto others
  • Justifying morphine abuse
  • Fear of relational consequences related to drug abuse

The truth is that many close friends and family members want you to be healthy and will do anything they can to support recovery.

Many addicts find that have alienated themselves from non-using friends and loved ones, so their close connections are only with other drug abusers and addicts. These relationships may feel real and important, but in most cases they are shallow and based only on drug abuse. The following fears commonly make it difficult for addicts to discuss recovery with their addicted friends:

  • They may think you judging them and their lifestyle
  • Fear for the loss of friendships
  • Fear that if you stop using you will lecture them about drug use

It may help to remind yourself that anyone who truly cares about you will support your choice to get clean, even if their disease prevents that from happening right now.

Morphine Addiction Help

If you find it difficult to talk about your desire to quit using morphine, please call our toll-free helpline today. Our counselors are available 24 hours a day with the following free services:

  • Confidential answers to any questions you have about morphine addiction and recovery
  • Insurance coverage confirmation
  • Logistical support
  • Advice about talking to your friends and family about your desire to quit using morphine
  • Connections to the best recovery programs for your specific needs

If you’re ready to put morphine behind you, call right now. Talking to friends and family may be difficult, but we can help. We know what you are going through and we know how to help you get clean for good.