by Abby Long
Forms of Morphine
Morphine is most commonly in the form of a tablet, syrup, or injection, so it could be injected, swallowed, or smoked, depending on what form it’s in.
Many heroin addicts use this drug as a substitute for heroin when they are unable to obtain it, as both drugs are in the opiate family.
Effects of Morphine
Short term effects of this drug can be drowsiness, slowed breathing, nausea, and comas. Long term effects mainly occur from withdrawal, as users begin building a tolerance, requiring them to increase the amount of the drug consumed to achieve the same high. Withdrawal symptoms include restlessness, vomiting, cold flashes, insomnia, and muscle and bone pain.