Medication Assisted Treatment for Morphine Addiction
Typically prescribed to individuals in the forms of time-release tablets, a liquid solution, or as capsules to relieve severe pain, morphine is a powerful prescription medication that is classified as an opiate analgesic. When taken, this medication alters the brain’s response to pain so that sufferers can resume healthy day-to-day functioning. Individuals taking morphine are often made aware that this medication can cause side effects and carries the potential to be habit-forming. When taken appropriately, morphine poses a number of benefits for those who need it. However, should an addiction to this prescription pain medication form, professional intervention and effective treatment will be needed in order to overcome a morphine addiction. Individuals who are addicted to morphine and wish to seek professional help can chose from many treatment options. However, among all of the options for care in existence, medication assisted treatment, when used in conjunction with therapeutic interventions, is one of the safest and most effective types of treatment used to assist those addicted to morphine break the cycle of addiction and begin on the path towards recovery.
Medication assisted treatment is a form of treatment that involves the use of certain medications that are designed keep withdrawal, cravings, and the harmful effects of opioids at bay so that the individual addicted to the substance can work on recovery. When this type of treatment is received at the same as other therapeutic interventions, such as individual and group therapy, those addicted to opioids like morphine can come to know a life that is not hindered due to the abuse of a prescription painkiller.
At Indiana Comprehensive Treatment Centers, we want to help you get your life back. The medication assisted treatment we offer is both safe and effective in helping men and women overcome an addiction to morphine. The individual and group therapy opportunities we provide only further the likelihood that those receiving treatment at our centers will achieve lasting recovery. If you are looking for a center that can supply truly effective care, look no further than Indiana Comprehensive Treatment Centers. We are here to help.
Types of Treatment Offered at Indiana Comprehensive Treatment Centers
Indiana Comprehensive Treatment Centers are a network of outpatient providers that offer an array of medically supervised medication assisted treatment options for those who wish to overcome an addiction to or dependence upon opioids, such as morphine. Men and women, aged 18 and older, who have been abusing morphine or other opioids for one year or more can partake in our services. Our experienced and professional staff is comprised of doctors, nurses, and counselors who work with clients to determine the most appropriate dosage of any medication prescribed and any additional therapeutic interventions that will further the recovery process.
The medications and therapeutic interventions that could be part of a client’s treatment can include the following:
Methadone: A medication that prevents cravings and the withdrawal symptoms that are known to occur after a person ceases his or her use of morphine is methadone. Those prescribed methadone will not experience the high that occurs when a person consumes a prescription painkiller, as methadone is an opioid agonist. The dosage of this medication, which is taken daily, is determined based on each client’s needs and will likely be decreased over time in order to wean the individual off of it so that true sobriety can be achieved.
Suboxone: Containing buprenorphine and naloxone, Suboxone reduces cravings and withdrawal symptoms. Unlike other medication assisted treatments, this medication can also trigger symptoms of withdrawal should an individual attempt to abuse an opioid, such as morphine, while receiving this type of medication assisted treatment. Suboxone is typically consumed daily and the dosage will be determine based on the treatment needs of the individual.
Subutex: Comprised of buprenorphine as the active ingredient, Subutex lessens cravings and diminishes withdrawal symptoms by blocking the harmful effects of morphine and other opioids within an individual’s brain. Subutex is classified as a partial opioid agonist-antagonist, meaning the effects of consuming an opioid are blocked, yet the withdrawal symptoms are decreased in order to allow a person to work on his or her recovery. Daily consumption of this medication is part of this type of treatment and the amount taken each day is recommended by one of our highly-qualified doctors.
Vivitrol: A non-narcotic, non-addictive medication assisted treatment option is Vivitrol. This medication is one that is injected into an individual to reduce cravings for morphine and other opioids. Naltrexone is the active ingredient and this treatment option is one that is typically administered once per month.
Individual and group therapy: In order to enhance the effectiveness of the medication assisted treatments we offer, Indiana Comprehensive Treatment Centers incorporate individual and group therapy sessions into the treatments available. Individual therapy sessions occur one-on-one with a counselor and can be a time when clients process their feelings and emotions with regards to their own recovery. Group therapy sessions are also conducted by counselors and can feature a wide range of topics covered. Other clients participate in group therapy sessions so that the men and women receiving treatment at our centers can feel a strong sense of support and encouragement from others who have endured similar struggles.
Why Consider Treatment at Indiana Comprehensive Treatment Centers
Allowing an addiction to morphine to control one’s life will likely bring about a number of cumbersome obstacles, some of which could be life-ending. Those who regularly abuse morphine could begin to isolate themselves in order to continue their use of this medication. Social isolation could ultimately lead to conflict within interpersonal relationships and increase the potential for the loss of meaningful connections with others. Loss of employment and financial problems can also occur in the event a person’s addiction to morphine becomes the center of his or her universe. Furthermore, a morphine addiction can elicit a whole host of risks to a person’s mental and physical health. Mental illness symptoms could worsen should an individual’s addiction to morphine become more severe. Even more costly is the damage done to an individual’s physical health, as the abuse of morphine can hinder the functioning of vital organs or lead to a fatal morphine overdose. One thing a person can do, however, is engage in treatment so that the aforementioned concerns and consequences can be avoided all together.
Indiana Comprehensive Treatment Centers supply the life-saving treatment needed to conquer a morphine addiction. Let our staff of caring professionals help you or a loved one begin the journey towards a healed and morphine-free life.