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Morphine Addiction Explained

addictedMorphine is a classic opiate used for moderate to severe pain treatment. Classic because morphine is the standard by which opiates are measured. It is pill or liquid in form. Morphine effects within 15-60 minutes and may last for 4-6 hours. Averagely, the human body adapts to morphine; therefore, getting addicted to it, is within two weeks.


Morphine addiction usually arises from either the incorrect use of the doctor-prescribed morphine supply or using other people’s morphine which is not prescribed to them.


In line with this, the symptoms of the addiction are the ff:


  • Shallow breathing
  • Dizziness / Feeling of fainting
  • Confusion
  • Low-blood pressure
  • Constricted pupils
  • Muscle tension loss
  • Cardiac arrest
  • Flushing skin
  • Circulatory collapse
  • Nodding off
  • Slurred speech
  • Inattention


And below are the effects of morphine addiction:


  • Constipation
  • Itchiness
  • Drowsiness
  • Nausea
  • Coma
  • Inability to concentrate
  • Itchy skin
  • Hallucinations
  • Apathy
  • Severe respiratory depression


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