How Does Morphine’s Classification Affect Addiction?

Morphine treats moderate to severe pain, and it is sometimes prescribed to people with cancer or terminal illnesses. It works by binding to opioid receptors in the brain and central nervous system where it reduces both perceptions and emotional responses to pain. Despite these uses, morphine is a highly potent drug. When properly administered by a health-care provider, it is safe and helpful, but it is also highly dangerous during use. The euphoria it creates when taken illicitly causes the...