Any drug you take will affect your body—that is how they are designed. Some drugs speed up the central nervous system (CNS), and other drugs slow it down. Some drugs heighten your attention, while others make you drowsy or sleepy. Even prescription drugs have side effects, which is why you should only take them under…

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Morphine is a naturally occurring substance found in the Asian poppy plant. It has been used for over 6000 years as a way to treat pain and for its euphoric effects. Morphine is highly habit forming. Using the drug recreationally or in larger amounts or for longer periods of time than prescribed by a physician…

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Morphine has been around for a long time. It is made from the opium poppy, which is also the source of highly addictive opium, the original drug that many modern and dangerous opioid drugs mimic. Morphine was first marketed in the early 1800s as a treatment for extreme pain, severe coughs, and even chronic diarrhea.…

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Morphine is in a group of drugs called narcotic pain relievers and is derived from the opium poppy. It is used to treat moderate to severe pain after surgery, injury, or pain that is caused by a chronic condition. Morphine is a potent analgesic drug and works by changing the way the brain and body…

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Morphine is one of the most effective medicines available for pain relief. That’s why it’s been in high demand since it was first derived from the opium poppy in the early 1900’s and was widely used during the Civil War.1 Over the years, the addictive qualities of morphine have forced physicians and the United States…

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  Marijuana is a unique drug when it comes to legal status, statistics and use. It’s labeled a Schedule I substance by the Drug Enforcement Administration. This means the federal government considers marijuana to have “no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse.”1 Yet some states and healthcare providers disagree. Recreational marijuana…

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Crack was first introduced in the 1970s. Its use peaked in the 1980s, but it certainly hasn’t disappeared from the black market since then. It was created as a cheaper alternative to cocaine. Drug dealers specifically targeted inner city and minority users. However use is no longer limited to those areas or demographics. And the…

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By Melissa Riddle Chalos While the tragedy of the opioid epidemic continues to capture the national spotlight, methamphetamine use is on a serious, life-threatening comeback. Back in the 1990s, we were used to seeing media reports of hidden meth labs exploding across the country. Then Sudafed moved behind the pharmacy counter as the government cracked…

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Marijuana and morphine seem to be everywhere. Marijuana is increasingly legal, widely used and often seen as harmless. Morphine is used in medical settings and can seem like a helpful drug rather than a harmful one. You may not see the harm in using one or both, or you may have trouble convincing a loved…

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On This Page: Morphine Side Effects How Morphine Affects Sleeps Sleep Problems and Morphine Addiction Mixing Morphine and Other Drugs Finding Help Morphine is an opioid pain reliever derived from the opium poppy plant. It is used to treat moderate to severe pain after surgery, as a result of injury or as part of pain…

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