Morphine is a non-synthetic narcotic (painkiller) of the opiate type. It is obtained from the seedpod extract found in the poppy plant. Commonly administered in hospitals to treat moderate to severe pain, morphine works on receptors in the brain and spinal cord to decrease pain sensations as well as to decrease the emotional response to pain.
All opiates and opioids are highly addictive, even when used as prescribed. This class of drugs can create a physical dependency within a short amount of time. Psychological dependency typically takes a while longer to develop but is just as dangerous. Legal users can develop a tolerance for the drug, tempting them to use it in ways that were not prescribed. Morphine, a Schedule II drug under the Controlled Substances Act, produces the same sort of euphoric high as heroin and all the other drugs derived from opium, encouraging recreational use that can quickly spiral out of control.
Methods of Abuse
Morphine is used by injection, oral solutions, immediate and sustained-release tablets and capsules, suppositories, and injectable preparations. Those dependent on morphine prefer injection because the drug enters the blood stream more quickly.
Morphine is marketed under generic and brand name products, including:
- Oramorph SR®
Morphine Street names:
- First Line
- God’s Drug
- Mister Blue
Information provided above is courtesy of: https://www.dea.gov
Morphine Addiction Treatment Programs in Florida
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