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.
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:
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:
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.
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:
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.