Morphine addiction is challenging to manage on your own. Professional treatment can be a powerful tool to help you recover from addiction. Which treatment approach is best for you will depend on your unique situation. Read on to learn the basic treatment approaches and how to find morphine addiction treatment centers close to where you live.
Treatment for Morphine Abuse
The National Institutes of Health lists the following treatment options that are typically prescribed for addiction to opioid drugs like morphine:
Prescription drugs like methadone, buprenorphine and naltrexone are approved by the U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat opioid addiction. According to the drug label for Revia, a brand of naltrexone, the drug causes opioids such as morphine to be less effective in providing a high and may also counteract the effects of physical dependence.
Counseling and psychological therapy
Individual counseling, group therapy, and behavioral modification programs may help you figure out the reasons for your drug use, change negative thinking patterns, and encourage your motivation to stop using, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse.
Medication-assisted therapy (MAT)
According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), medication-assisted therapy combines medications, counseling, and behavior therapy programs to address addiction in a way that is uniquely tailored for each patient.
Live-in recovery programs provide medications and therapy for morphine addiction in a structured setting. This type of treatment may benefit you if you require structure or more intensive care.
Colorado Medication Assisted Recovery owner and addiction specialist Michael Damioli, LCSW, CSAT, tells WebMD Connect to Care that withdrawing from morphine without medication intended to treat drug addiction may mean “a lengthy and uncomfortable” withdrawal. Damioli says it is best to undergo withdrawal “under the guidance of a medical professional," such as at your local detox center.
Finding Treatment Centers Near You
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, finding nearby addiction centers can start with a conversation with your primary care doctor. Your provider can recommend treatment options and addiction specialists.
Several online resources can help you locate a morphine addiction treatment center nearby. You can search for treatment centers by zip code on https://findtreatment.gov/ or call the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Helpline at 1-800-662-HELP (4357).
"You generally want to look for a program that has an integrated medical as well as counseling program that is run by licensed medical and therapeutic staff members," Damioli says. "It is helpful to find companies that are accredited by the Joint Commissions or by [the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities]."
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If you or a loved one are struggling with addiction, WebMD Connect to Care Advisors are standing by to help. Our trained advisors can help connect you with morphine addiction treatment centers in your area.
Editor's Note: Many advocates have moved away from the term "abuse" in an effort to destigmatize addiction and conditions related to it. However, those experiencing addiction who are interested in locating treatment may encounter the term occasionally.