Does the Media Affect Morphine Use?

Contemporary media frequently depicts drug addiction; unfortunately, they often portray it inaccurately. It has demonized opiates like morphine as it also romanticizes it. Addicts have been portrayed as reckless junkies, but also upscale socialites, glamorous criminals and misunderstood poets. Films, television shows, novels and modern music are fascinated by the danger of narcotics, addiction and even rehab. With few exceptions these perspectives on addiction miss the mark. How the Media...