How Cost and Availability Influence Morphine Use

Morphine is a narcotic drug obtained from opium. When prescribed by a doctor, it is used to relieve moderate to severe pain. It is a controlled substance because it has significant potential for both psychological and physical dependence and abuse. People often abuse morphine because of its euphoric and calming effects on the body. Addiction to morphine among adults is a serious problem. According to SAMSHA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration), a report showed that visits...