Morphine, also known as MS-Contin or Roxanol is an especially potent opiate-based narcotic painkiller that directly acts upon the central nervous system of the brain to produce its intense pain relieving effects. Available only by prescription, morphine comes in many forms – oral solutions, tablets (both immediate and time-release), suppositories, and via IV or IM injections. When used properly, morphine can provide much-needed pain relief to individuals who are struggling with chronic pain. However, the pain relief provided by morphine can also create feelings of euphoria for the user. These feelings can make certain individuals opt to continue using morphine long after their symptoms have abated in order to numb emotional pain or stress.
Morphine is considered a potentially addictive narcotic that can cause psychological and physiological dependence as well as tolerance. This may mean that an individual will begin to fixate on the drug to the exclusion of all other activities of daily living. They may become preoccupied with obtaining, using, and recovering from the effects of morphine addiction. Very close to morphine addiction is heroin addiction as the drugs both bind to the opioid receptors in the brain and central nervous system leading to the subjective euphoria and well-being that abusers of morphine crave.
Individuals who become addicted to morphine will experience difficulties in all activities of living, including problems in interpersonal relationships, social isolation, job loss, financial troubles, legal challenges, and homelessness. So much time is spent preoccupied with the morphine addiction that they will be forced to neglect virtually all other areas of their lives. In addition, many addicted individuals may be forced to move to illegal drugs such as heroin to avoid the withdrawal symptoms if a doctor cuts off the supply to morphine or other opioids.
Morphine addiction is a serious addiction that needs the prompt treatment of a rehab center such as Mount Regis to overcome. It’s time to come clean, admit to your addiction, and take the steps to get clean.
Why Consider Inpatient Treatment for Morphine Addiction
At Mount Regis, many of our staff members have similarly struggled with addiction, their experiences in the recovery process are invaluable to many of the men and women who come to us. You can be assured that we do know what you’re going through and that we’ll be beside you every step of the way. You can get clean. We can help.
At Mount Regis Center, we center our addiction program on the 12-step model for addiction and abstinence which will work toward ensuring that you experience lasting sobriety. Our addiction program works closely with trained physicians to include medication – but only for the length of time you need them. This way we can make certain that you do not come out of our rehab addicted to another substance.
When you come to us, we’ll make sure to perform a very thorough physiological and psychological evaluation so that we can create a treatment plan that is based around your needs. Each person who comes to us has a unique plan of care for their stay with us so that you can rest assured that you will not be receiving a cookie-cutter approach to addiction treatment.
Program Philosophy and Benefits
Our serene and spacious, restored Victorian estate located in the historic district of Virginia makes sure that you are able to address the full extent of your addiction without the stresses of everyday life interfering with your progress. We pride ourselves on our 12-step addiction and abstinence program as we believe this to be the best way for those who come to us to get – and stay – clean.
Your entire treatment approach will be based around meeting – and exceeding – your needs so that we can help you heal the whole person – mind, body, and spirit. We include a number of experiential treatments into our traditional therapeutic approaches in order to fulfill your every need.
Treatment Options for Morphine Addiction at Mount Regis Center
We’ve discovered that the best way to handle morphine addiction is to use a multipronged approach. We integrate humane detox, medication management, and therapeutic approaches into our treatment plans that are designed based around your needs.
When you come to us, if it is determined that you need humane medical detox for your morphine addiction, we will perform detoxification under the close supervision of our well-trained medical staff. Carefully, we will remove the morphine and other substances from your body until you are deemed medically stable. Then, we will work toward moving you into our 12-step model for addiction recovery treatment.
Medication may be used as a part of your humane detoxification and during the very beginning of your stay with us to help control the symptoms of your withdrawal so that you can more appropriately focus upon your treatment. However, we carefully monitor medication usage in order to ensure that you do not come out of our program addicted to another substance.
Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is a very trusted form of therapy that seeks to correct the negative thoughts and behaviors you may experience and replace them with more positive and constructive ways to view the world. This can, in turn, change your behavior for the better.
Rational emotive behavioral therapy (REBT) is an action-driven form of therapy that focuses upon resolving behavioral and emotional issues so that you are able to lead a more productive and happier life.
Group therapy is a common form of therapy we use to help individuals recover from addiction to morphine and other substances. Through group therapy sessions, you’ll be able to discuss your problems in a frank and supportive environment with others who share similar struggles. Group therapy topics may range from addiction, co-occurring disorders, relapse prevention, coping skills, and stress management.
Family therapy is a very important part of your recovery journey as we understand that you come from a larger family unit. As such, we incorporate your loved ones into your rehab as much as we can. We offer family sessions three times per week in order to allow you and your loved ones to connect and work together to support one another during this critical time.
Individual therapy is not used as frequently in our programs, but we understand that there are times when an individual may not feel as comfortable sharing certain topics or emotions in a group setting. Individual sessions are provided on an as-needed basis and will give you one-on-one time with a licensed therapist where you can explore unresolved issues that you may have been ignoring for so long
In addition to traditional therapies, we also offer a wide range of therapeutic techniques to help heal the whole person – mind, body, and spirit. These experiential treatments include:
- A.A. and N.A.
- Recreational programming
- Art programming
- Nutrition and wellness counseling
- Spiritual counseling
Continuing Care – What Happens Next?
At Mount Regis Center, we’re devoted to making sure that you get sober and remain sober. After it has been determined that you no longer require the intensive services of an inpatient rehab, we will work with you to determine an appropriate aftercare plan. Many of our clients opt to join our day program, Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP), or Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP). Others will discharge to home with our aftercare program which is free of charge for three months after your discharge. We will provide you with outpatient counseling and connect you to available community resources in order to allow you to continue your recovery.