Not everyone recognizes the effects of morphine use in his or her life. Sometimes, becoming dependent on drugs is a slow process and the changes that take place in your life may be so incremental that it is difficult to see how your morphine use is affecting you. However, using morphine will affect every aspect of your life, including your physical health, your relationships with others, your career and your emotional health.
As you take morphine on a continual basis, you will notice changes in your boy and in your overall health. These signs indicate that morphine has had a negative effect on your body.
Physical signs of morphine use/abuse:
The physical effects of morphine abuse will vary based on how much morphine you abuse and how long you have been abusing it. Fortunately, when you stop taking morphine, your body will begin to heal itself—unless the damage is too great. This underscores the importance of getting into treatment as soon as possible.
Your career may be severely affected by your morphine use. While some people can carry on a normal life while continuing to use (referred to as functional addiction), most people will experience some negative repercussions in their work.
Signs that your morphine is affecting your work include:
The good news is that when you get help for your morphine addiction, you increase your likelihood of future employment and a better financial situation. The science journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence has reported that people who complete treatment make more money than those who don’t, and those who get job training while in rehab have an even better chance of a successful career than those who don’t get training.
As with other areas of your life, morphine addiction affects your relationships. Other people have suffered the consequences of your morphine abuse.
Effects of morphine abuse on relationships:
For you to take inventory of these three areas—career, physical health, and relationships—you must be willing to be honest. Many morphine addicts are unwilling be truthful about their drug use and its effects on their lives. They will lie to themselves and others in order to avoid having to stop taking the morphine.
If you notice these signs of addiction in yourself or someone you love, we can help. You can call our toll-free helpline any time, 24 hours a day. You can talk with one of our admissions coordinators about the nature of your addiction. Together, you can determine the best treatment options based on your life situation. Don’t allow morphine to affect your life negatively any more. Call us today and start on the path of recovery.