Five Signs Someone is Experimenting with Morphine

When a person is experimenting with drugs like morphine, there are several signs you can look for. Using morphine can result in many changes that affect the individual’s emotional, physical, behavioral, and financial status. While these five indicators can be useful in recognizing another person’s experimentation with morphine, there is no way to know for sure without him or her admitting to it. These indicators are similar to those of other opiates and even to several other classes of...

Plastic Surgery and Morphine Addiction

Many people undergo plastic surgery to feel more confident, look younger and even to resolve health issues, but it can be painful and involve intense recovery. Because recovery from surgery is a painful and difficult phase, many patients receive a morphine prescription to help them manage pain. Morphine is useful, but it also poses risks to each patient. Classified as a narcotic, it is an opiate painkiller that produces a euphoric high, and it is also addictive. Morphine addiction has wrecked...

Morphine Abuse in Africa

Morphine is a relatively cheap drug, but that does not mean it is within the budgets of many individuals living in poverty. In a 2013 article entitled “Morphine Kills Pain but Its Price Kills Patients,” Inter Press Service News Agency reports that in Zimbabwe a bottle of 60 ten-milligram morphine pills costs the equivalent of 18 loaves of bread. Many African countries like Zimbabwe have unemployment rates of well over 50 percent, and such a steep price makes the drug inaccessible to those...

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...

Do Behavioral Addictions Exist?

When most people think about addiction, their minds jump to drugs like heroin or cocaine, but there are other types of addictions that can have significant effects on a person’s life. Behavioral addiction is an increasingly common term that refers to a type of addiction that does not involve any type of substance. Behavioral addictions can affect a person’s substance abuse and cause him or her to be more likely to suffer from a substance addiction along with his or her behavioral addiction....

Chronic Back Pain and Morphine Addiction

Chronic back pain can be a miserable and debilitating condition, so to treat it some people take a painkiller. While morphine helps many people control their pain, many people become addicted to the drug alongside their pain. If you struggle with both chronic back pain and morphine addiction, then seek professional help to manage both conditions. Risks of Morphine Addiction for People with Chronic Back Pain Alarming statistics and celebrity cases have helped publicize the seriousness of...

Autoimmune Disorders and Morphine Addiction

There are hundreds of different autoimmune disorders that impact individuals worldwide. These types of disorders include cancer, diabetes, lupus, and psoriasis, causing an individual to experience physical and emotional pain that can lead to the development of an addiction problem. In many cases, individuals who are battling an autoimmune disorder often turn to strong drugs, such as morphine, to help cope with emotional distress and manage the pain they are experiencing. How Can Autoimmune...

What Are Street Names for Morphine?

Morphine is one of the most commonly abused drugs in the United States as it is consistently used by hundreds of thousands of individuals on a regular basis. Despite its popularity, morphine is not legally approved for recreational use making it complicated for individuals to use this drug without risking the consequences linked to their illegal possession and/or use. As a result individuals begin developing secretive behaviors to protect their use. Some of which include using street names to...

The Relationship between Homelessness and Morphine Addiction

According to the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, homelessness is defined as lacking a fixed nighttime residence adequate for basic human needs. Living in shelters, transitional housing, abandoned buildings, bus stations and public areas all qualify as being homeless. The 1997 Addiction-published study “Substance Abuse and Homelessness” examined the two issues through two social models, which included the following: Social selection – Substance abuse is a pathway that...

Morphine Use on College Campuses

Morphine is a powerful narcotic painkiller that is highly addictive. It is frequently used to treat postoperative pain and to provide quick and temporary relief of severe acute pain following an injury. In the process of blocking physical pain signals in the brain, however, morphine also blocks any negative emotions or psychological disorders, including the following: Depression Loneliness Anxiety disorders Self-esteem problems Insecurity Compulsive behaviors Morphine gives users a euphoric...

How to Party Without Morphine

Morphine can completely eliminate the sensation of both physical and emotional pain while simultaneously providing euphoria. The drug’s effects are so powerful that users can develop a psychological addiction after just one use. Morphine is a popular drug among recreational users: they are willing to accept the risks of drug abuse to party. Morphine is used in party situations because it can minimize inhibitions and feelings of anxiety. It allows people who feel stress, anxiety and other...

How Others Influence Your Morphine Use

Addiction can be influenced by many factors including media, friends, family and one’s environment. Individuals are influenced daily on a number of choices they make, from food to what car to buy to what clothes to wear. So it is reasonable to believe that these influences can also influence one’s use of drugs. How Is Morphine Use Portrayed in Today’s Society? Today’s society, through media portrayals, celebrities and friends or family, often has misguided ideas of how addiction impacts...

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...

How Can I Get My Boyfriend to Stop Using Morphine?

Watching your boyfriend spiral out of control in morphine addiction is painful. You probably want the best for him, bet he may seem completely unaware of the damaging effects of morphine abuse. You may have even tried to talk to him, but he makes excuses or explains that he isn’t really addicted. If this describes your relationship with your boyfriend, know that professional resources can help you and him recover from this devastating disease. Why People Keep Using Morphine It may perplex you...

Dependent Personality Disorder and Addiction Help

Morphine addicts with dependent personality disorder find life extremely complicated and overwhelming.  This may be due in part to the fact that most treatment facilities address either addiction or mental illness, so they send patients back and forth between offices for treatment. However, for patients to recover from both their addictions and personality disorders, they need comprehensive treatment for both issues at the same time. What Is Dependent Personality Disorder? Personality...

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