August 8th, 2023
Morphine is a powerful painkiller that can be helpful when used correctly, but it is also highly addictive if regularly abused. If you or your loved one is struggling with morphine addiction, there is help available. Morphine rehab can provide the treatment and support needed to overcome morphine addiction and start a whole new life. An effective morphine rehab programme will incorporate three main stages: detox, treatment and aftercare, with each stage being key to recovery.
We explore what morphine rehab is, how it works, and the different treatment options available. You will also find some of the warning signs that may indicate that you or your loved one needs morphine rehab as well as tips for preventing relapses.
What is morphine rehab?
Morphine rehab is a treatment programme that helps people overcome their addiction. This includes detoxification from morphine and specialised therapy for addiction. For some people, the idea of going to morphine rehab may be daunting, but it can be the most important decision you ever make.
How does rehab help control morphine use?
Attempting to overcome an addiction to morphine without professional help is very difficult and often unsuccessful. This can be due to factors such as being overwhelmed by withdrawal symptoms and still being surrounded by your addictive triggers. Morphine rehab provides the structure, support, and treatment needed to detox from morphine and stay sober in the long term.
At morphine rehab, you will come to recognise the patterns and behaviours that led to your addiction and learn how to avoid them in the future. You will also gain the skills and tools needed to cope with difficult situations and triggers without turning to morphine.
Morphine addiction treatment options
There are two main types of rehab available for those struggling with morphine addiction: outpatient and inpatient.
Outpatient morphine rehab allows people to live at home while receiving treatment for their addiction during the day, while inpatient morphine rehab requires people to live at the rehab facility for the duration of their treatment. The main benefit of outpatient morphine addiction treatment is that it is less disruptive to your life, but this also means that there are more opportunities for relapse. This is because there will still be access to morphine and may also be other people around you who are using the drug.
Inpatient morphine rehab, on the other hand, provides a much higher level of care and supervision, which increases the chances of success. You won’t have any access to morphine and will be distanced from any individuals in your life who may be bad influences. Inpatient morphine rehab also provides 24-hour support from medical and mental health professionals. This is very important because the rehab process can be intense and very taxing on a person.
An immersive recovery environment is key to successful morphine addiction treatment but it is very difficult to create that when living at home. We try to create a real sense of community at our rehab centres because connection and support are so important in morphine recovery. Our clients form bonds with both their fellow patients and therapists (many of whom have been through recovery themselves) that last long after they leave rehab.
Our morphine addiction treatment programmes are designed to help you understand the root causes of your addiction and learn how to avoid triggers and cope with difficult situations.
We provide both individual and group therapy so that you can gain the skills and support needed to stay morphine-free in the long term. It is important that you keep an open mind when you enter rehab, especially when it comes to different types of treatment. Some people feel embarrassed or shy about discussing their addiction in public but come to find that group therapy is the most beneficial. Others feel like one-to-one therapy will be too intense but end up finding it invaluable.
In addition, our morphine addiction treatment programmes also involve various other therapies and recovery approaches including CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), mindfulness, and 12-Step programme.
We also recognise the damage that opioids like morphine do to family members and loved ones so we provide family therapy and sessions called conjoint to give everyone the support they need.
Morphine rehab aftercare
Aftercare is the final stage of morphine addiction treatment and helps to ensure that you stay on track after you leave rehab. We provide weekly group therapy sessions for up to a year as well as give all our clients access to our Alumni Network. This helps us to extend our community and connection far beyond the walls of our rehab centres.
Aftercare is an important part of our treatment programmes as it will help to ensure that you have all the support you need when you leave rehab. We offer both 12-step and relapse prevention programmes as well as ongoing individual and group therapy.
Do I need morphine rehab?
Morphine addiction can be very difficult to identify both in yourself and others for a number of reasons. First of all, because it is a legal drug, some people believe that it is not possible to form an addiction. Furthermore, unlike some illicit drugs, there won’t be any of the usual telltale signs such as needle marks or paraphernalia around the house.
If you are worried that you (or someone you know) needs morphine rehab, here are some useful questions:
- Am I using morphine more often than I intended to?
- Do I spend a lot of time thinking about using or obtaining morphine?
- Do I continue to use morphine even though it is causing problems in my life?
- Have my family or friends expressed concern about my use of morphine?
- Have I purchased morphine illegally or by doctor shopping?
- Am I using morphine to cope with difficult emotions or situations?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may need to enter morphine rehab. At UKAT, we offer comprehensive morphine addiction treatment programmes, which can help you to start a whole new life, morphine-free.
Relapsing after leaving morphine rehab
Relapse is a common occurrence in recovery. In fact, 72-88% of people addicted to opioids like morphine relapse within the first three years after leaving rehab. However, there are things that you can do to minimise your chances of relapse.
First of all, it is important to understand that relapse does not mean that treatment has failed. In fact, many people use relapse as a learning experience, which helps them to avoid future slips.
To prevent relapse, it is important to remember everything that was learned at morphine rehab and actively implement it in your life. It also means attending aftercare and support groups, maintaining healthy lifestyle habits and avoiding triggers.
It is also important to have a strong support network in place as this can make all the difference when you are struggling.
How to tell your loved ones you are going to morphine rehab
If you have decided that you need morphine rehab, it is important to tell your loved ones. This can be a difficult conversation but it is important to remember that they are probably already aware of your addiction and will be relieved that you are finally getting help.
When telling your loved ones about your decision, you must be honest and open. Explain why you have decided to go to rehab and how this will benefit you in the long term. Reassure them that you are committed to recovery and that you will do everything in your power to make it a success.
If your loved ones are struggling to accept your decision, UKAT can offer advice on how to talk to them about morphine rehab and the benefits it will provide. As most of our admissions team are in recovery themselves, they can offer excellent advice based on their own first-hand knowledge and experience.
How to get help for a loved one
If you are worried about someone close to you, it is important to remember that they will only enter morphine rehab if they are ready to do so. As our client, Sarah explains:
“Even after a relapse, they will not benefit from rehab unless they ask for help and it could actually cause their addiction to spiral.”
While it is not possible to force someone into treatment, there are things that you can do to encourage them to seek help.
First of all, when approaching a loved one about going to morphine rehab, you must be supportive and understanding. Explain that you are worried about the effects of morphine on their health and wellbeing and offer to go with them to appointments. You can also offer to help with the practicalities of entering morphine rehab such as researching facilities or arranging time off work.
If your loved one is not ready to enter rehab, you can still support them in their recovery by attending Narcotics Anonymous meetings or another support group. These groups can provide much-needed guidance and advice both before and after a person goes through rehab.
No matter what your situation, UKAT is here to help. Contact us today to find out more about our morphine addiction treatment programmes and how we can help your loved one change their life for the better.
Frequently asked questions
How long does morphine rehab last?
Treatment length depends on individual circumstances, including how well a given client responds to treatment. The shortest residential treatment programmes at UKAT usually run for just four days but during Covid time this has risen to two weeks due to the need to isolate. The longest programmes can run twelve weeks or longer with aftercare generally going on for one year following treatment discharge.
How much does inpatient morphine rehab cost?
provided by private clinics varies in price. The level of luxury of the clinic, the reputation of the provider, and the length of the programme all play a role in how much you end up paying for treatment. Get in touch with our friendly admission team to know more about rehab cost
and the options available
Can I get free morphine addiction treatment?
The NHS offers drug addiction
treatment by way of outpatient clinics and independent counsellors. You can also get in touch with the charity Turning Point, which may be able to assist you in paying for private morphine rehab.