One of the opioids that is misused and abused is morphine. Morphine is a highly addictive painkiller that can be injected, taken as a pill or taken in liquid form to bring on feelings of intense euphoria and relaxation. Similar to heroin, people who abuse morphine quickly become addicted, and the consequences can be deadly. Between 2002 and 2016, the number of people in the U.S. succumbing to heroin or morphine abuse jumped 7.6 times.
If you suspect your loved one is addicted to morphine, it is critically important for you to confront them gently with your concerns and encourage them to seek treatment. Not doing so leaves them at risk for being one of this year’s statistics.