Morphine is one of the easier drugs to obtain, so many people will turn to it when they need to escape from reality. Often, a morphine addiction happens accidentally when someone really needs the medication for an ailment they are suffering from. Many celebrities have become addicted to some form of prescription medication to help cope with the stress of being in the limelight.
When Jamie Lee Curtis was 35 she began taking prescription medicine after a cosmetic operation on her eyes. From there, she became addicted to prescription painkillers. She wrote in a blog for the Huffington Post that she used the morphine to escape from reality. Fortunately, she was able to escape her addiction. Many celebrities fall so deep in the hole and do not want anyone to find out about it, so they hide it until it eventually kills them. Curtis was able to overcome her addiction.
Although Jackson’s death was not solely due to his prescription drug problem, it was definitely prevalent in his life. He began his addiction in 1984 while filming a Pepsi commercial when his hair caught on fire. Jackson was in pain for a while after that and began taking prescription medications. As time went on, it kept getting worse. It began to affect his career; he would be too medicated to perform at times. Before his death, he was said to have been overly medicated.
Heath Ledger, 28, died January 22, 2008 in his apartment from an accidental overdose. He was taking prescription painkillers, anxiety medication as well as sleeping pills. No illegal drugs were found in the apartment, it was all prescription drugs. None of the medications were taken in excess, it was simply the mixing of different prescribed medicines.
Morphine is in a group of drugs called narcotic pain relievers. It is a potent analgesic drug and the primary active agent is opium. It is used to treat moderate to severe pain. Morphine works by dulling the pain perception center in the brain.
A patient can use short-acting formula morphine on an “as needed” basis for the pain or an extended-release formula when using morphine for around-the-clock patients who are constantly in pain. Often times, your doctor will not prescribe morphine unless your body has already built up a tolerance to other opioid medications because morphine is highly dependent drug.
Morphine can be habit forming, so it is important to only take what is prescribed to you by your doctor so that your body does not build up a tolerance quickly. It is also important to keep it in a safe place away from children and those who have had addiction problems. Morphine is popular for teenagers who want to do drugs because it is easily accessible in their parents’ medicine cabinets. Morphine should be stopped gradually in order to not experience withdrawal symptoms.
If you or a loved one is addicted to morphine, it is important to seek help. Morphine is a highly dependent drug. Once addicted, the effects are devastating. Many lose their jobs, dreams and ambitions. But, there is hope. If you are interested in receiving information on morphine detox or rehab, please call our toll free number.