Why do we self-medicate with medicines like morphine? And how can we move beyond this coping mechanism? Explore more here.
Morphine doses over 200 mg are considered to be lethal to an average person. However, opiate sensitive people can react to doses of 60 mg. We review the signs of a morphine overdose and treatment protocols here.
Morphine is used for relief of pain, specifically severe or excruciating acute pain. But morphine can also be abused. More on the recreational and medical uses of morphine, as well as laws regulating the use of morphine, here.
Morphine’s duration of action varies between 1.5 and 4.5 hours but can be longer when used in higher doses or for longer periods of time. More on morphine effects here.
Morphine withdrawal is a set of symptoms that manifests when you stop taking morphine and are physically dependent on it. More on what to expect during morphine withdrawal and what it feels like here.
Morphine stays in your system for up to four (4) days. More on morphine levels in the blood, urine, sweat, and hair here.
The best way to withdraw from morphine is under medical supervision. More on tapering protocol, as well as what to expect during morphine withdrawal here.
Is snorting morphine effective vs taking morphine orally? Can snorting morphine get you high? What dangers are present and can they be avoided? More on snorting morphine effects here.
Do you think that you’re physically addicted to morphine? More here on the physical signs of addiction to morphine and how to treat them.
A vivid description of what it’s like to be addicted to morphine and get off it, from Liam Farrell… a former family doctor from Ireland and a recovering morphine addict.