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Morphine sulfate can be abused in a few different ways. It can be taken orally, injected, or even snorted. However, snorting morphine sulfate (or other medications intended for oral use) is never recommended, as it can be dangerous.
Morphine sulfate is a potent narcotic opiate. As such, it has significant potential for abuse and addiction. Some of the possible signs of morphine sulfate abuse include:
  • Secluded behavior, often needing to spend large amounts of time alone
  • Stealing, lying, or other dishonest behavior
  • An unexplainable lack of money
  • Changes in social circles, such as abandoning good friends and replacing them with new ones
  • Unexplained changes in mood or behaviors.
Your healthcare provider is a great place to start when searching for help for abuse of morphine sulfate. He or she will be able to help you deal with this problem or may suggest other resources for you.
(Click Morphine Addiction for more information on the dangers of addiction. This article also describes the difference between abuse and a physical dependence on the drug and explains how to get help for morphine abuse.)
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