If you are in an immediate emergency, call 911. If you are looking for more information on substance abuse treatment and it is not a medical emergency, call our 24/7 Morphine Helpline at 877-542-1036.

Morphine is a prescription pain medication derived from opium. As an opioid drug, morphine acts on the brain and central nervous system in ways that help relieve pain. However, opioids like morphine can also cause pleasurable effects, which is why these drugs carry the risk of abuse, dependence and addiction. Due to its addictive potential, morphine is not intended to be used as a long-term pain medication. 

Morphine dependence and addiction can be difficult to recover from alone, but a variety of helpful resources are available. Professional addiction treatment programs, such as those offered at the Orlando Recovery Center, can help you overcome your morphine use and begin the path to a healthier, drug-free life in recovery.

Morphine Addiction Treatment

Morphine works by activating the body’s opioid receptors. This relieves pain but can also create feelings of pleasure and euphoria, leading to a reward response in the brain. This reward response creates a mental connection between pleasure and morphine use, which can lead to the development of addiction. With repeated exposure, it’s also possible to become physically dependent on morphine. Morphine dependence means a person will experience withdrawal symptoms if they stop using the drug.

When people are addicted to opioids like morphine, they often require professional addiction treatment. Addiction is a chronic disorder that can be very complex, and it does not have a cure. It affects a person’s physical health, behavior, relationships and many other aspects of their life. For morphine addiction treatment to be effective, it needs to be comprehensive enough to address all of these concerns.

In the most general sense, drug addiction treatment is a way to help people stop compulsively abusing a substance. However, treatment can vary in numerous ways, including its format and how long it lasts. To reduce the risk of relapse — and because of the chronic nature of addiction — staying in treatment for long enough is important for achieving a successful outcome.

Inpatient and Outpatient Morphine Addiction Treatment

There are several different programs for addiction treatment, including inpatient and outpatient treatment options. Inpatient morphine treatment is a higher level of care and usually offers more oversight from medical experts. During inpatient morphine treatment, clients check into a rehab facility and live on-site for the duration of the program. As part of their rehab stay, clients typically participate in different forms of behavioral therapy. If necessary, dual diagnosis treatment may be provided for co-occurring mental health disorders.

Outpatient morphine treatment doesn’t require living at the treatment facility. Instead, clients in outpatient care visit the facility for scheduled sessions and return home after treatment each day. The treatment sessions can be as informal as drug education, or they can be more rigorous in the case of intensive outpatient rehab. Outpatient rehab may include group and individual counseling, medication management and work focusing on relapse prevention and stress management.

Many people participate in multiple levels of care, starting with more intensive programs and dropping down as they make progress in recovery. For example, someone with a long-term morphine addiction might start with medical detox. During this time, the client would receive around-the-clock care as they went through morphine withdrawal. Once they complete detox, they might begin inpatient treatment and eventually progress to an outpatient program. Aftercare begins when treatment is complete, and it typically includes resources like alumni events, routine check-ins, support group meetings and relapse prevention planning.

Morphine Addiction Treatment Centers in Orlando

There are so many different kinds of addiction treatment centers that it can be overwhelming to know where to begin. One of the first things to consider is the location. Many people find it helpful to leave their hometown and possibly their home state to participate in rehab, and there are a number of reasons why this can be beneficial. Traveling to a morphine addiction center allows a person to leave the environment of their drug use and start fresh with a new perspective. It can also help remove the stress of daily life during the initial days of treatment.

The severity of someone’s morphine use can also play a role in the morphine addiction treatment program they choose. Someone who’s only been using morphine for a relatively short time may opt for outpatient rehab. However, outpatient rehab doesn’t have the level of care often required for someone with a more severe or long-term addiction. In these situations that involve more chronic addictions, inpatient treatment is typically the most effective option.

If you or someone you love is struggling with morphine addiction, help is available at the Orlando Recovery Center. We offer compassionate, professional support that can help you build the strong foundation needed for lifelong addiction recovery. Contact us today to learn more about morphine addiction treatment options that can work well for your situation.

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