Morphine is a drug in the opioid family that is used to treat moderate to severe pain. Doctors might prescribe morphine for the following:
Because morphine is an opiate, it can create dependency, tolerance and addiction. Patients may become addicted over time due to having to take higher and more frequent doses of the drug. Others may begin to abuse morphine, because it gives them an escape from things like depression or a stressful job situation. Regardless of how morphine abuse starts, it may be difficult for users to talk about. Talking to someone is the first step towards recovery.
Talking to the right person is necessary to get the help you need. When choosing who to talk to, ask yourself the following questions:
Trust should be the key factor when deciding who to talk to. If trust is broken, you may never want to talk about your addiction again. For some people, the right person may be an easy choice. For others, it might seem impossible to decide. The following are some choices that may or may not be obvious:
Sometimes that person is right in front of you and you haven’t realized it. There are people around you that you can trust and that want to listen to you and help.
You have chosen a trusted individual to talk to, but now you don’t know what to say. The embarrassment kicks in, and everything you can think of to say seems silly and out of character. The following advice may help you get through this seemingly impossible conversation:
It may be helpful to write out everything you want to say and bring it with you. For some people it is easier to read it than simply say it. This is a big step in the right direction.
If you know you need treatment for morphine addiction but are not sure who to talk to or even what to say, we are standing by 24 hours a day. We are here to listen to your needs and encourage you to make the right decisions. Our counselors understand what you are going through and can provide the support and information you need. Our helpline is always toll-free, so you have nothing to lose. Call us today.