What Causes Addiction?

Addiction is most commonly blamed on the substances involved, whether that substance is morphine, marijuana, alcohol or any other drug. While you must acknowledge the way drugs develop addictions, not everyone who abuses a drug becomes an addict. There is more to addiction development than the effects of the substances involved, so there is more to recovery than simply not using the drug any more. Addiction Development and Expression Addiction is a complex disease, and there is no single cause...

When Does Morphine Experimentation Become Addiction?

Morphine experimentation can develop into a serious addiction that may eventually become life threatening. Morphine is a powerfully addictive painkiller that directly affects the central nervous system. The addictive potential of morphine is comparable to that of heroin, as the two drugs are chemically similar. Morphine is used medically as a supplement to anesthesia and for the relief of pain. Although morphine effectively relieves pain, the drug also impairs mental and physical abilities. One...

Work-Related Stress and Morphine Addiction

People are often stressed about a number of problems, like their jobs. They may feel stress from the hours they work, the amount of income they bring in or problems they encounter on the job. Work and financial stability are some of the most stressful aspects of life, so learning how to cope with them is essential, because they can promote drug abuse. If you or a loved one deals with stress and morphine addiction, then seek help as soon as possible to recover. How Work-Related Stress Leads to...

Plastic Surgery and Morphine Addiction

Many people undergo plastic surgery to feel more confident, look younger and even to resolve health issues, but it can be painful and involve intense recovery. Because recovery from surgery is a painful and difficult phase, many patients receive a morphine prescription to help them manage pain. Morphine is useful, but it also poses risks to each patient. Classified as a narcotic, it is an opiate painkiller that produces a euphoric high, and it is also addictive. Morphine addiction has wrecked...

Negative Life Events and Morphine Addiction

In 2012 Time Magazine reported a University of Texas study that found childhood trauma or maltreatment appears to disrupt a person’s neural networks. These physical changes in the brain also make people more susceptible to substance abuse and mental health issues. Still, any event does not have to be traumatic to motivate substance abuse; several life events create mental and emotional suffering, including long-term unemployment, a recent divorce, a serious illness and the death of a loved...

Morphine Dependence after Surgery

Morphine abuse and addiction is reported to be among the highest prescribed medication used for the treatment of chronic to severe pain. Additionally, drug overdose rates that have been linked to morphine have increased when compared to other similar types of opiate-based drugs. According to a study at Brown University, as little as single dose of morphine can help contribute to addiction. How Do People Become Dependent on Morphine after Surgery? All drugs, both prescription and recreational,...

How Does Narcissism Relate to Morphine Addiction?

Having a mental illness and an addiction can be overwhelming to both the addict and the addict’s family. Finding treatment for both the mental illness and the addiction under the same roof is extremely beneficial. Dual Diagnosis treatment programs are the best option because not all treatment programs have access to the resources necessary to treat mental disorders and addictions. What Is Narcissism? Individuals who suffer from narcissism love the spotlight and will do anything within their...

Addictive Personalities and Morphine Addiction Development

If you have an addictive personality, you may feel doomed to suffer from drug abuse, but you do not have to accept that fate. While you may be more likely to suffer from addiction, especially if you abuse morphine or other drugs, you do have the ability to avoid addiction. Having an addictive personality means you should change the way you act, but in doing so you can manage your troubling personality and still avoid morphine addiction. If you have an addictive personality and are already...

Unintentional Morphine Dependence

Morphine is a narcotic and is part of the opioid group. Morphine interacts with the body to make the body sense pain differently. Morphine is often used as a last resort for pain management. This pain can be mild to extreme and unmanageable. Morphine is available as an injection or as pills. Morphine is addictive and can be habit forming. People taking morphine can become dependent on the drug, both psychologically and physically. Understanding Morphine Dependence Morphine dependence occurs...

Nature vs. Nurture: What Makes a Morphine Addict?

Morphine is powerfully addictive. Each case of addiction is different; the drug affects each body and mind differently. The choice to abuse morphine is initially under the user’s control. However, some individuals’ genetic makeup may make them more susceptible to addiction once they begin abusing, and certain environmental factors play a role in vulnerability as well. Morphine is a powerful opiate analgesic that is used to relieve severe pain. It produces a euphoric and calming effect. It...

Who Is at Risk for Morphine Addiction?

Morphine addiction does not discriminate: everyone is at risk for developing an addiction. On the other hand, some specific factors can promote this addiction. There are a few common threads that bind most morphine users together, as many find that their addictions began from the same factors. Some causes of morphine addiction are as follows: Genetics play a major part in creating addiction. This factor affects 50% of an addiction problem. If a potential morphine addict has a family history of...

Depending on Morphine to Solve Your Problems

Using morphine to solve one’s problems is a bit like smoking cigarettes to treat a cough, but many people still do it. Sure, no one takes morphine to fix a foreclosure problem, but a person might use it to deal with the emotional stress of losing his or her home. Other examples include using morphine to: Self-mediate anxiety, panic attacks, mania or insomnia Suppress the symptoms of depression or other mood disorders Deal with traumatic events, e.g. a divorce, job loss or death of a loved...

When Using Morphine Becomes a Habit

Morphine is a powerful central nervous system depressant used clinically to relieve severe pain. Morphine is highly addictive, has a high potential for abuse, induces severe withdrawal symptoms when use is stopped, has dangerous side effects and a high risk of potentially fatal overdose. Due to morphine so effectively numbs physical as well as emotional pain it has historically had a high rate of abuse. It produces feelings of euphoria, floating and weightlessness, and as such is very sought...

I Got Addicted to Morphine from a Doctor’s Prescription

Morphine is an effective prescription painkiller for moderate to high levels of pain. However due to its high effectiveness and potency it is also very addictive. When addiction happens accidentally, morphine users may feel guilty. They may believe they did something wrong even when they have taken their medication exactly as prescribed. This is not uncommon, and treatment and recovery are possible. Morphine as a Prescription Painkiller Morphine is a strong opiate that can be used for the...

Morphine Tolerance and Abuse

Morphine is effective at reducing sensations of pain, but this pain relief is accompanied by tolerance. Tolerance means that the dosage must be increased over time to maintain the desired effect. With increased doses of morphine other side effects become more prominent. These side effects may include the following: Breathing problems Lack of energy Constipation An increased potential for addiction An increased potential for overdose Through detox tolerance can be reversed, and the negative...

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