Morphine abuse


Morphine produces a physical dependence that develops quickly and increases in intensity with increased dosage. When the body's supply of morphine is withheld, withdrawal symptoms occur within a few hours, reaching a peak in intensity within 24 to 48 hours, and then begin to subside. Moreover, the drug produces a rapid tolerance level, a desensitization which requires increasing dosages to achieve the desired effect. Increased dosages produce a greater physical and psychological dependence, resulting in addiction.

Broader Problems:
Abuse of opiates
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and ProductionGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST