Morphine Addiction and Rehab in Arizona

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Arizona has many treatment options for people who are addicted to morphine. Opioids were involved in 46,802 (a rate of 14.6%) overdose deaths in 2018. That is nearly 70% of all overdose deaths in Arizona. There is a need for rehab treatment for people struggling with morphine and other opioid drug addiction in Arizona.

Medical professionals prescribe opioids to treat acute pain, diarrhea, and cough. Prescription opioids are safe when used short term and as directed by a health care provider. When used in a way not directed by a medical doctor, opioids can activate the reward systems of the brain. When patients misuse opioids such as morphine, they do so to feel high, alleviate stress (to feel relaxed), and to enjoy the euphoric feeling that they get. The danger of abusing this drug is that people have to take higher and higher doses to get these rewards from the brain. They slow down breathing and can result in coma or even death.

Here, we will cover the different types of treatments, what to expect during rehab, what happens afterward, and how to continue in the journey of remaining clean and sober. Treatment in an Arizona morphine rehab facility will provide the help and support needed to begin recovery and stay in recovery.

Symptoms of Morphine Addiction

Some physical signs that people are abusing morphine are the following:

  • Dilated pupils
  • Nodding off (sluggish)
  • Slurred speech
  • Problems focusing
  • Anxiety
  • Shallow breathing
  • Itching

There are also some behavioral signs that people are abusing morphine such as the following:

  • They may show aggressive behaviors
  • Lose interest in things they used to enjoy doing such as hobbies
  • Changes in their personality
  • Depression
  • Changes in their priorities
  • They may isolate from family and friends
  • Poor judgement
  • Neglecting daily responsibilities
  • Frequently changing doctors to get more opioids prescription
  • Irritability
  • Mood swings
  • Neglect of personal hygiene

People misuse prescription opioids by taking higher doses than prescribed, taking someone else’s medicine, and taking medicine in order to get high and feel euphoric.

What Can Be Expected in a Medically Monitored Detox Program in Arizona?

When patients decide that they want to stop abusing prescription drugs such as morphine, it will be necessary for them to seek a detox program to help manage the painful and serious withdrawal symptoms. It is dangerous to stop morphine without the support and help of a medical doctor. Coming off this drug too fast can cause heart failure, among other potential complications.

When entering a detox program, patients will participate in a thorough medical assessment in order to determine the overall health of patients. Any health issues found will be treated so they will be in optimal health as they begin the detox process. They will receive quality care from caring medical doctors and therapists in a safe and warm environment. They will be monitored closely around the clock to ensure they are medically safe.

The best way to alleviate some of the more severe withdrawal symptoms is to slowly lower the dose over time. Nutrition is an important consideration to the detoxing process. Proper nutrition helps with the overall health of patients. They feel better when they are eating well. Detox programs in Arizona will put in place a proper diet and nutrition plan for their patients while detoxing from  drugs. Once the detoxification  process is complete, patients will receive their  medical clearance to begin rehab in a facility. They will be supported and receive the treatment they need to live a life that is empowered to continue in sobriety.

Types of Morphine Rehab Programs in Arizona

Patients will be given various options for treatment for morphine addiction in Arizona. When they contact a rehab facility for help, they will reach admissions experts that will work along with them to make the best decision for treatment. The experts contacted will take over the entire admissions process so the patient need not worry about the logistics of insurance approval or out of pocket expenses.

Patients will participate in questionnaires, assessments and a complete medical physical during the intake process. Information from these are used to make the most informed decisions about patients’ treatment plans and goals.  The type of treatment recommended will depend on the severity of the drug and the length of time they have been in the addiction. Patients will be well supported and guided each step of the recovery process. For some, a combination of treatments may be what is needed. The following options are available in Arizona rehab facilities.

  • Inpatient treatment programs are when patients leave their life completely and they live at the facility. The facility is a warm and inviting place.  This is a high level treatment program. Patients who have a severe addiction for many years can benefit from this level of treatment. They can focus on their recovery 100% of the time. They are completely removed from their home life including responsibilities and work. They are placed in an environment that is supportive of the patients physical and emotional needs. Their only responsibility is to engage in their treatment plan with complete focus.  During inpatient treatment, patients will participate in individual therapy and group therapy with trained therapists. They receive around the clock support and help. Patients are removed from triggers in their home environment that may cause them to relapse. They are given the opportunity to partner with quality therapists and other individuals seeking full recovery from their drug addictions.
  • Outpatient treatment is for patients who do not need the higher level of care but still need support, guidance, and accountability in order to recover from their drug addiction.  Patients can live at home and can often remain in their jobs. Patients will attend individual therapy sessions weekly. Some outpatient rehab centers offer the opportunity for their patients to participate in group therapy. This provides accountability and support from other people wanting to live in sobriety. Outpatient treatment programs provide different levels of care from partial hospitalization programs, intensive outpatient programs down to outpatient programs. The level of care patients need is determined by the patients team of professional experts. A partial hospitalization program requires patients to attend the program daily, Monday through Friday. This may require some patients to leave their job responsibilities while they are in treatment. They participate in activities similar to inpatient programs such as individual therapy, group therapy, and art therapy.. They go home in the evenings and on the weekends. Intensive outpatient programs meet 3 to 5 days a week for several hours. They engage in individual therapy sessions and group therapy. Art therapy is often provided by a licensed therapist in outpatient programs.  Art therapy can be an effective way to help patients to reflect on their past behaviors and responses to difficult situations and process various ways to handle the situation better. Outpatient treatment programs are effective in helping people continue in their journey and enjoy sobriety. They receive the support they need from quality health professionals and other people in recovery. By participating in their treatment program, they are well on their way to a full recovery and a life of sobriety.

What Does Treatment Look Like After Morphine Rehab in Arizona?

Patients will partner with their treatment team to create a plan for when they are discharged from the rehab facility. They will work along with their patients to make decisions about the treatment team their patient will have when they leave rehab. Each aftercare treatment plan is catered to the needs of each patient.

For some people, returning home would be a disaster. They may live with people who use drugs and/or alcohol, or their home environment may be toxic in other ways. In cases like these, they will have the opportunity to live in a sober living home because home is a dangerous environment in which they are likely to relapse.

Sober living homes in Arizona offer activities for residents to engage in that are helpful to them to  maintain their sobriety. The expectation  is to follow house rules, help with household chores, pay rent, and continue in individual therapy weekly. A sober living home provides patients with luxury amenities such as:

  • Swimming pool
  • Yoga studio (for relaxation and stress reduction)
  • Gourmet kitchen to help with providing meals that are nutritious
  • Coffee service
  • Deluxe outdoor grill
  • Extensive programming
  • Spacious, upscale residence
  • Professional house manager

Aftercare treatment requires all patients to continue in individual therapy. Therapy is necessary to continue in as patients navigate back into their daily lives. Daily stressors can be triggers to relapse. Patients will need to continue with a treatment team for the extra support to not relapse but continue in their sobriety. Patients who began their treatment with inpatient care will go into outpatient treatment  programs. These individuals still need close accountability, guidance, and support.

Aftercare will be in place for each patient before leaving the inpatient rehab facility. It is necessary for patients to continue in treatment in order to:

  • Learn coping skills
  • Learn how to deal with temptation to use
  • Learn how to deal with triggers in their home life
    Learn what to say to loved ones about their addictions
  • Learn how to manage negative influences
  • Learn how to handle cravings to use morphine or other drugs
  • Learn better ways to handle the stress of everyday living
  • Build upon their skills to avoid slipping into a relapse.

Many will be encouraged to attend 12 step recovery meetings in which they will meet people equipped to hold them accountable in their journey. 12 Step recovery also provides a sponsor for each participant. That sponsor is also a recovering drug addict with many years of sobriety behind him/her. This support will be extremely helpful. People are encouraged to call their sponsors for support and encouragement any time they feel weak or tempted to use.

Learn More About Arizona Morphine Addiction Treatment Options

In 2020 in Arizona, 1,141 people died as a result of drug addiction. Death from drug overdose is higher in Arizona than deaths caused by motor vehicles accidents or firearms. The drug induced deaths in Arizona (17.9 per 100,000) is higher than the national rate (12.9 per 100,000). There is an urgent  need for drug rehab treatment for people in Arizona to seek help and support to stop their drug addiction.

At SpringBoard Recovery, we provide our patients with quality teams and care from the moment they pick up the phone to call us. We walk with them through the admissions process, the detox process,  the intake process, the inpatient care process, and the discharge process. Our patients will leave our facility with the confidence of having the support and help in place they need to continue to live in sobriety.

Each patient’s individual and unique needs are taken into account each step of their recovery. Teams of quality experts work together with their patients to make decisions about their treatment plan. These decisions are based on the information, data collected from medical examinations, psychological assessments, and questionnaires that patients have completed during the intake process.

If you or a family member need care and support to help stop a drug or alcohol addiction, please do not hesitate to call us today. When you call, an admissions expert will be available to help you to start the admissions process immediately. We will work with you to take the stress of this big life decision from you. We will contact insurance for you and determine what any out of pocket expenses you may be responsible for. We will take the stress of contacting insurance and we will help you in this process step by step from the moment you pick up the phone to contact us. Contact us today.


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