Recovering from morphine addiction requires hard work and resolve. Even an extremely motivated recovering addict will go through difficult moments while fighting addiction. Even so, the most difficult aspect of recovery for many morphine addicts is acknowledging the addiction and committing to treatment. Taking this step opens the door to a world of support and resources.
The safest and most effective option for recovery is professional treatment. The symptoms of morphine withdrawal are painful, and can even be life-threatening without medical supervision. Beyond breaking the physical addiction, the process of recovery also involves confronting the psychological aspects.
Treatment programs are tailored to each addict’s specific needs, and there are many options available so no one has to attempt recovery alone.
Inpatient treatment centers are known to be the safe and effective recovery options. While participating in an inpatient program, addicts reside at the treatment center and receive supervision during both the physical and psychological stages of recovery. The other option is outpatient treatment. Though not recommended for everyone, an outpatient program will allow patients to work and go about daily activities while participating in counseling or therapy three or four times each week, usually for a six week duration.
Outpatient therapy is less structured than inpatient therapy and, depending on the severity and duration of the morphine addiction, may be less effective. While pursuing either one of these treatment options, it is wise to look for programs that include the following aspects:
One of the primary purposes of treatment is to surround addicts with a supportive, well-trained staff and empathetic peers. Aside from these essential aspects of morphine addiction recovery, many treatment programs include additional features, such as recreational activities, spiritual support or the opportunity to recover in an exotic location.
To meet the requirements of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA), a professional residential treatment center must have addiction counselors that have undergone specific training. Look for a treatment center that is SAMSHA approved to ensure that you receive comprehensive and quality treatment.
If you are addicted to morphine and would like to pursue one of these treatment options, call our toll-free helpline. Trained counselors are available 24 hours a day to help you find the option that is right for you. Take the necessary step toward recovery and call us today.