Morphine Addiction

What is Morphine Addiction?

Morphine is one of the most common opioid drug addictions in the world. It’s a common painkiller used in hospitals and clinics, and gives users a sense of euphoria and removes fear and anxiety. It’s available in pill format and as an injection. It is a potent drug, and even people following a prescription have been known to develop a morphine addiction.

Effects

morphine1While morphine’s primary purpose is to reduce pain, there are significant side effects to its use. These include vomiting, drowsiness, dizziness, and general weakness. As users continue to use morphine on a long-term basis, they develop more serious complications. Complications can run from rashes to seizures, to difficulty urinating or defecating, and even seizures and difficult breathing.

Dependence and Addiction

Tolerance can quickly develop after using morphine a few times, and these progressively larger doses often result in both a physical dependence and psychological addiction to morphine. Afflicted users must now take regular doses of the drug or suffer from withdrawal symptoms.

Withdrawal

Morphine withdrawal can result in a number of dangerous and life threatening complications. They can be psychological, such as anxiety, depression, and agitation; and they can be physical, like high blood pressure, vomiting, diarrhoea, and physical pains. These discomforts can lead an addict to overdose and accidentally kill themselves.

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