What is Morphine?
Morphine is an opioid pain relief medication, also commonly referred to as a narcotic drug. It is a derivative of the opium poppy plant. The drug acts directly on the central nervous system (CNS) to reduce the feeling of pain. Morphine is primarily used to treat pain, it can be used for both acute and chronic severe pain. It is also frequently used to treat pain related to myocardial infarction and during the labour stages of childbirth. Morphine can be administered through a variety of routes including orally, intramuscularly, subcutaneously, intravenously, through the space around the spinal cord, and rectally.
About 70% of morphine is used to create other opioid drugs such as hydromorphone, oxycodone, heroin, and methadone. It is has been deemed as one of the most important medications needed in basic health system. Initially used for medicinal purposes, morphine is very addictive therefore using the drug can create a serious habit in a short period of time. Morphine is also often used for recreational purposes and used by persons without a prescription or medical need for the drug. Because the effects of morphine are highly habit-forming, it is not uncommon for those who legally take the drug or illegally take it to develop a dependence on the drug and become addicted. Morphine is commonly abused by heroin addicts who don’t have direct access to heroin in the moment and resort to using morphine. Due to the dangers of morphine misuse and abuse, it is important to seek professional treatment for this potentially fatal issue.
Slang Names For Morphine
Did you know morphine was named after Morpheus, the Greek god of dreams? However, due to illegal use of the drug, there are several street and slang names for morphine. Some of the common street and slang names for morphine includes:
- Miss Emma
- White Stuff
- Mister Blue
Dangers of Using Morphine
One of the greatest dangers of using morphine is that developing symptoms of morphine addiction is that tolerance for the drug can happen quickly and within a short time period. A tolerance for morphine means that the user will require higher amounts of the drug and at more frequent intervals to achieve the drug’s initial effects. Higher doses of morphine taken wantonly lead directly to the precipice of a morphine overdose. Morphine is also dangerous because it activates the brain’s pleasure centers, which ultimately results in users finding the drug highly enjoyable causing the user to become preoccupied by morphine by focusing all of their energies and efforts into using and obtaining the drug, this will often lead to illegal behaviors.
Are You Or A Loved One Abusing Morphine?
If you or a loved one have been abusing morphine, we strongly suggest seeking professional help! Because of morphine’s penchant for addiction, the opiate substance riddles one’s personal, professional, and financial stability among the lives of those who forgo morphine addiction treatment everyday. Harbor Village provides comprehensive treatment services for those suffering from substance use problems with drugs such as morphine. We understand that a morphine use problem can be a hard habit to break, however we will assist you in recovering with ease. You can be assured we will provide you with a life changing experience filled with comfort and genuine support. To get started with treatment, call our free and confidential helpline now!