Morphine Addiction and Abuse

Morphine is a naturally occurring, highly addictive opiate with painkilling effects similar to heroin.

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Understanding Morphine

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Morphine is an opiate used to relieve severe pain. Named after Morpheus, the Greek god of dreams, morphine provides a feeling of euphoria oft-described as a dreamlike state. The drug can be taken in the form of a tablet, syrup, or injection. In some cases, morphine can even be smoked.

Morphine has the potential to be highly addictive, as tolerance to it develops rapidly. A federally designated Schedule II drug, morphine is used to treat moderate, severe, and chronic pain. It is also used for pain relief after major surgeries, treatment for cancer-related pain, and shortness of breath at the end of a patient’s life.

However, morphine also runs a high potential of abuse because of its pleasurable effects and relative accessibility. In recent years, morphine pills have added abuse deterrent coding so that they cannot be crushed, snorted, or injected. While this has reduced the addictive potential of prescribed morphine, it has not eliminated its potential and it has not impacted illicitly manufactured morphine.

Some of the common street or slang names for morphine include M, Miss Emma, monkey, roxanol and white stuff. Morphine is a naturally occurring substance extracted from either the opium poppy plant or concentrated poppy straw. Its chemical makeup is similar to heroin, as they are both extracted from the same plant. Contact a treatment provider for help battling a morphine addiction.

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Morphine Effects and Abuse

As a narcotic drug, morphine is often abused for its pleasurable effects. Those suffering from chronic pain have the potential to misuse their medication, which increases their likelihood of developing a substance use disorder.

Common effects of morphine include:

  • Euphoria
  • Pain relief
  • Sleepiness or unusual drowsiness
  • Reduced anxiety
  • False or unusual sense of well-being
  • Relaxed or calm feeling

Any time someone uses morphine without a prescription, it is considered abuse. Although it is a legal substance when prescribed, it is a heavily regulated one. Possession of morphine without a prescription is a criminal offense, the degree of which varies based on location and amount of the drug in possession.

Those who abuse morphine in high doses put themselves at risk for overdosing. Signs of a morphine overdose include slurred speech, inattention, intense drowsiness, fever, elevated blood pressure, increased thirst, lower back or side pain, decrease in responsiveness, extreme sleepiness, swelling of the face and extremities, no movement, slowed breathing, and muscle cramps, spasms, pain, or stiffness. This is because morphine depresses the central nervous system. Overdosing on morphine can lead to unconsciousness, coma or slowed breathing to the point of death.

Addiction to Morphine

Addiction to morphine develops for a number of reasons, especially when someone consistently abuses this powerful drug. An addiction typically begins with a tolerance — needing larger doses of morphine to feel its effects. Once a tolerance develops, users will experience withdrawal symptoms when they don’t take morphine, making it hard to quit. In many cases, the psychological dependence on morphine develops soon after the physical one.

Someone addicted to morphine will compulsively look for and and abuse it, ignoring the negative consequences.

Morphine addiction is similar to heroin addiction, and is a very difficult addiction to overcome. Sudden withdrawal from morphine can be extremely uncomfortable and unpleasant; therefore, a medically managed detoxification is the best way to rid the body of the substance. Get in touch to find out how to safely detox from morphine.

Morphine and Other Drugs

Because morphine is a central nervous system (CNS) depressant, it is very dangerous to combine with other CNS depressants. Alcohol and benzodiazepines are two commonly abused CNS depressants that can result in extreme sedation, respiratory failure, or even coma when used with morphine.

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Morphine Abuse Statistics

More than half of accidental drug deaths in the U.S. were caused by heroin and morphine. Some other statistics about morphine include:

10

percent

10 percent of the U.S. population has abused an opiate drug in their lifetime.

106

percent

The number of morphine addicts admitted to the emergency room increased by 106 percent between the years of 2004 and 2008.

60

percent

More than 60 percent of morphine addicts admitted to getting the drug from friends or relatives.

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Overcoming Your Morphine Addiction

Morphine addiction can be very difficult to overcome, but it is far from impossible. Studies have shown that addicts who are able to make life changes dramatically increase their chances of recovery without relapse. Find help now in your fight to overcome morphine addiction.

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