Morphine Infographic

Last Edited: February 25, 2020

Patricia Howard, LMFT, CADC

Clinically Reviewed
Jim Brown, CDCA

All of the information on this page has been reviewed and certified by an addiction professional.

Morphine is an Opiate (Narcotic) Pain Reliever, meaning that it derives naturally from an Opium poppy plant. It can be taken orally as a tablet, capsule, or syrup or can be injected as a solution (it is mainly used in extended-release form, not intended to be used on an “as-needed” basis). Like other Opiates, Morphine affects the CNS by regulating activity that increases pain tolerance and decreases pain perception. Visit the Morphine Page for more information.