The Recreational Drug

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The Relief

What is morphine?

Morphine is a narcotic obtained from opium and is used to relieve intense pain. often used after a surgery.

Slang Terms

Some of the slang terms for morphine include:

  • Dreamer
  • Emsel
  • first time
  • god drug
  • hows
  • M.S
  • Miss Emma
  • Mr. blue
  • Morpho
  • Unkie

How its taken

Morphine is often taken through a iv in your arm. They have to put a needle into your vein, so that way it can get to your bloodstream.

The Effects

Short term effects: Morphine provides 3-4 hour pain relief and the effects of the morphine take place fast. Also after it enters your bloodstream it can make you feel sick for a little bit.

Long term effects: There are no long term effects because the relief/sickness is only temporary.

Signs of abuse

People who have been taking morphine into there body may start to notice the following:

  • Depression
  • anxiety
  • constipation
  • trouble sleeping
  • memory loss
  • vision problems
  • high/low blood pressure

Signs of dependence

People who start to depend on morphine show the following:

  • Shallow breathing - it may feel like the person's chest is barely moving and there may be few breaths each minute
  • Feeling faint or dizzy
  • Confusion
  • Low blood pressure
  • Constricted pupils
  • Loss of normal muscle tension
  • Cardiac arrest
  • Cold and clammy skin
  • Circulatory collapse
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