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Morphine Drug Rehab in Colorado

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Colorado Drug Rehab has very few calls for drug rehab or residential treatment related to morphine, but about 30% of those seeking help are calling because of an addiction to morphine-like drugs. This would include Oxycontin®, a synthetic opiate agonist produced by Purdue Pharma, which has made headlines across the nation due to it becoming more of a street drug than a medically supervised and intended painkiller. Morphine was the original opiate pain killer, but newer synthetic opiates have been chemically engineered to be many times strong than morphine. Morphine is still used as the standard for the measurement of an opiate's analygesic (or painkilling) properties. If you or a loved one is in need of detoxing off of an opiate, like morphine or Oxycontin and you are looking for quality care, please call Colorado Drug Rehab at 1-888.781.7060 and speak to one of our counselors.

As earlier 17th century, opium and its derivatives have been plaguing society, but recorded history of this painkilling poppy goes thousands of years earlier. The addictive qualities are no secret, yet newer forms of opiates have been continually introduced throughout the ages.

Coming closer to modern medicine, morphine was introduced as a new drug, then heroin and then methadone and many other synthetic opiates. All of these drugs were packaged and sold by pharmaceutical companies without regulations but in time many of these pharmaceuticals have become illegal substances and can no longer be obtained legally, except for research purposes.

Because of the outbreaks of addiction, overdoses and crime related to this Oxycontin, the FDA has strengthened the warnings and precautions sections in the labeling of OxyContin (oxycodone HCl controlled-release) Tablets, a narcotic drug approved for the treatment of moderate to severe pain.

According to the U.S. Department of Justice, there have been numerous reports of OxyContin diversion and abuse in several states. Some of these reported cases have been associated with serious consequences including death.

In response to the near epidemic, Purdue Pharma issued a letter to health care providers stating, "OxyContin is an opioid agonist and a Schedule II controlled substance with an abuse liability similar to morphine." The letter goes on to say, "Oxycodone can be abused in a manner similar to other opioid agonists, legal or illicit."

Many former Oxy users claim that the idea of a legal drug in tablet form was easier to accept at first than using heroin, though the effects are very similar and use of the drug often includes crushing up the pill to snort or inject.

Originally flaring up in the Appalachian region, the use of Oxycontin quickly grew from portions of rural America to include metropolitan areas such as Philadelphia, Detroit, Los Angeles and elsewhere.

For the addict, admitting they have an addiction problem can be difficult. However painful this may be, it must be acknowledged as the first gradient to overcoming the problem. The next hurdle is being willing to seek & accept help from an addiction professional. It can be hard for an addict to confront the fact that they can not do it alone. Once this fact is accepted, it is time to seek the appropriate professional treatment. Drug rehab programs based on the social education modality are highly successful. This means that individuals who are recovering from Morphine addiction are not made wrong for their past indiscretions, but are taught how to avoid future ones. They are provided with knowledge on how to change their lives and how to live comfortably without Morphine.

Morphine addiction is a very serious and sometimes life threatening dilemma. Not only is it difficult for the addict, it is extremely hard on those around them who care about them.

Receiving treatment for addiction should be done in a safe & stable environment that is conducive to addiction recovery. Research studies show that residential treatment programs of at least 3 months in duration have the best success rates. 3 months may seem like a long time, but one day in the life of an individual addicted to Morphine can feel like an eternity. Addiction is a self imposed hellish slavery but he chains can be broken - people do it everyday.

Almost all addicts tell themselves in the beginning that they can conquer their addiction on their own without the help of outside resources. Unfortunately, this is not usually the case. When an addict makes an attempt at detoxification and to discontinue drug use without the aid of professional help, statistically the results do not last long. Research into the effects of long-term addiction has shown that substantial changes in the way the brain functions are present long after the addict has stopped using drugs. Realizing that a drug addict who wishes to recover from their addiction needs more than just strong will power is the key to a successful recovery. Battling not only cravings for their drug of choice, re-stimulation of their past and changes in the way their brain functions, it is no wonder that quitting drugs without professional help is an uphill battle

Drug rehabilitation is a multi-phase, multi-faceted, long term process. Detoxification is only the first step on the road of addiction treatment. Physical detoxification alone is not sufficient to change the patterns of a drug addict. Recovery from addiction involves an extended process which usually requires the help of drug addiction professionals. To make a successful recovery, the addict needs new tools in order to deal with situations and problems which arise. Factors such as encountering someone from their days of using, returning to the same environment and places, or even small things such as smells and objects trigger memories which can create psychological stress. This can hinder the addict's goal of complete recovery, thus not allowing the addict to permanently regain control of his or her life.