Drug Paraphernalia Associated with Morphine

Drug Paraphernalia Associated with Morphine

Admitting that a loved one is addicted to morphine is a painful experience. You care very deeply about the person and want desperately to be wrong about your hunch that he or she is a morphine addict. It is important for you to be able to spot common paraphernalia associated with this kind of addiction.

How to Recognize Morphine Paraphernalia

Drug paraphernalia varies according to the addict’s drug of choice. Morphine addicts often use common paraphernalia. Some types of paraphernalia associated with morphine addiction include the following:

  • Hypodermic needles
  • Morphine tablets
  • Crushed-up white substances
  • Publications, such as magazines or websites, promoting drug usage
  • Tourniquets, which are rubber arm ties like those used in hospitals to draw blood and can include old ties, pieces of soft cloth or pieces of elastic
  • Pill grinders or crushers
  • Unknown liquids or syrups
  • Small plastic bags containing a white powdered substance
  • Small pieces of aluminum foil used to carry morphine pills
  • Drinking straws
  • Anything with the following nicknames on it: Miss Emma, Big M, Cube, Red Cross, Mojo or Morph
  • Additives, such as powdered sugar, to make morphine supplies last longer

The paraphernalia listed above is not an exhaustive list. If you notice these items in your loved one’s possession or living space, he or she may be in serious danger as a morphine addict. You need to take action.

Where Might Morphine Paraphernalia Be Hidden?

Most morphine addicts will not leave their stash out in the open. Instead, they will store their drugs and accompanying equipment in a secret place. Some common places morphine and morphine paraphernalia are hidden include the following:

  • In dresser or desk drawers
  • Inside CD or DVD cases
  • Buried in plant soil
  • Between books on a bookshelf
  • Under loose floorboards
  • Inside over-the-counter pain medication bottles
  • In glove compartments
  • In jewelry boxes
  • In toolboxes

Again, this list is not comprehensive, so do not second-guess yourself if you cannot find the hiding place. Hiding morphine can become a game for morphine addicts. One sign to watch for is your loved one’s response to a particular area or item. He or she may react strongly when you get near it in an attempt to protect the stash of morphine.

Getting Help for a Morphine Addiction

If you suspect that a loved one is a morphine addict, we can help. Call our toll-free number any time to speak to a qualified professional. We can guide you through the steps of helping your loved one break free of morphine addiction. You care deeply about your loved one, so do the difficult thing and call us now. We are available 24 hours a day.