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The Different Types Of Motivations For Seeking Recovery


Addiction can is often difficult to recover from because the draw is so strong. Individuals suffering from them need all the help they can get from their loved ones. However, external help can only go so far. Many friends and family can feel frustrated after their attempts at assistance fails. Understanding the motivations behind successful recovery will allow loved ones to evaluate the situation and develop more effective ways to persuade the patient to change for the better.


The best way for anyone to recover is to find an internal motivation. A drive that comes from within is a light that can guide a person through the darkest times. The trick is for them to find its source. This can be difficult for someone who is dealing with emotional, physical and mental issues due to the addiction but it is not impossible. Many see their health as the prime motivating factor. When they hit rock bottom, they realize that they want to change their ways and take back their life. They need to become whole again to take control.


Another source of motivation is the consequences if they don’t shape up right away. Addiction can cause a strain in various aspects of life including career and family. When productivity and performance are affected, then a person can be in danger of losing the chance at promotion and may even be let go by the company. The practical side then takes over to drive an earnest attempt at recovery. Strains surrounding the family can hit hard as well especially on an emotional level. The possibility of breaking the family could make someone realize that it’s time to kick the habit for good.

Tough Love

If all attempts have been made to get through to a person and nothing happens, then tough love may be called for to wake them up. Letting go may be the thing that causes them to change. However, this type of motivation must be used carefully so as not to backfire. It uses the primal need for connection to compel the patient to take action towards addiction recovery.


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The Differences Between Dilaudid And Morphine


Dilaudid and Morphine are two drugs known for their pain relieving capabilities. However, there is a basic difference between the two and that difference lies in the source where they come from. Even though Morphine and Dilaudid both are very addictive drugs, the former comes directly from the poppy plants while the latter is a market name for hydromorphone.

Different Strengths

Hydromorphone is made by morphine synthesis and thus, is a variant of morphine itself. As per latest studies, Dilaudid is at least 3-4 times stronger than Morphine, but is used less commonly as a drug. During severe pain, usually Morphine is administered first to the patients. Both of these opioids are popular among drug addicts.

Dilaudid is more soluble in water than Morphine, which is why it is the preferred drug during many surgeries. Also, since it acts faster than Morphine, it is given when the patient requires a quick dosage.

Side Effects

Dilaudid and Morphine both can be highly addictive, as they are both derived from opiates. In fact, according to studies, Morphine can be at least as addictive as heroine and is definitely stronger than alcohol. But since Dilaudid is higher in strength than Morphine, it can be far more addictive when taken in the same doses. It is usually prescribed to persons who require a high level of Morphine.

Some reports link Morphine with mood swings, nausea, and cognitive distortion, while these symptoms in Dilaudid takers seem less likely. That being said, there can be no conclusive statement about their side effects, as the effects may differ from person to person. This is why different variants of these drugs are prescribed to different people.


Dilaudid is available (only when prescribed) in the medical stores. It can be availed either as an IV or pill form. It is usually prescribed to those who have a dry, persistent painful cough. It is an alternative to Morphine and is also used as an anti-tussive, or cough suppressant.

However, it must be noted that taking either drug in high quantities may cause serious respiratory problems. Also, because of the highly addictive nature of these drugs it is advised to take them in low doses and only if prescribed.