Morphine is an opiate. A federally designated Schedule II drug, morphine is used medically for pain relief after major surgeries or for treatment of cancer-related pain. 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.
Some of the common street or slang names for morphine include M, Miss Emma, monkey, roxanol and white stuff. While morphine is a naturally occurring substance extracted from the opium poppy, heroin is a synthetic drug that is processed from it; the two drugs are very similar. Contact us now for help battling a morphine addiction.
Morphine Effects and Abuse
As a narcotic drug, morphine is often abused for its pleasurable effects. It may also be abused by those suffering from chronic pain, increases the likelihood of becoming addicted to morphine.
Common effects of morphine include:
- Pain relief
- Reduced anxiety
Those who abuse morphine in high doses put themselves at risk for overdosing. Signs of a morphine overdose include slurred speech, inattention, intense drowsiness and slowed breathing. Overdosing on morphine can lead to unconsciousness, coma or slowed breathing to the point of death.
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Addiction to Morphine
Addiction to morphine develops when someone consistently abuses this powerful drug. Psychological as well as physical dependence can develop.
Morphine addiction is similar to heroin addiction, and is one of the most difficult addictions to overcome. Sudden withdrawal from morphine can cause severe trauma; therefore, a medically managed detoxification is the best way to rid the body of the substance. Get in touch with us to find out how to safely detox from morphine.[/col_inner] [/row_inner]
Overcoming Your Morphine Addiction
Morphine addiction is 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.