The Effects of Combining Morphine with Marijuana

The Effects of Combining Morphine with Marijuana

Marijuana users will insistently tell you how it is not harmful to your health. ‘It is a plant’, they would say and seeing as it is a naturally occurring product that does not need any ‘industrial processing’ like cocaine, Marijuana is by far one of the safest herbs on this planet.

While it might be true that Marijuana is a naturally occurring plant and that its use is increasingly becoming legal abusing it is still harmful to your health. Combining it with Morphine to form what most users call a ‘super-painkiller’ is a bad idea by any stretch of the imagination.

Is Morphine and Marijuana Use Dangerous?

The truth is that on their own and when used in moderation, Marijuana and Morphine are actually helpful. Marijuana is prescribed for those who suffer chronic pains just like Morphine is used in hospitals to ease extreme pains in patients.

The problem is that both of these substances can be termed as ‘gateway drugs’!

Why Marijuana Use is Dangerous

The Effects of Combining Morphine with Marijuana homeless

As harmless as Marijuana use might seem to some people, it is no secret that most drug abusers tend to scale up their drug use through seemingly harmless habits such as drinking and smoking weed.

Some people who start smoking Marijuana may have no intentions of ever using anything else but as their systems start adapting to the Marijuana use, they start to crave stronger painkillers or solutions to whatever problem they might have been trying to placate using weed.

Furthermore, just because Marijuana is a naturally occurring ‘weed’ does not mean that it has no potentially harmful side effects.

Side Effects of Marijuana Use

Some potentially harmful side effects of Marijuana use include:

  • Increased heart rate
  • Increased risk of driving under the influence of drugs
  • Suicidal thoughts and tendencies
  • Psychosis
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Reduced appreciation of consequences stemming from your actions when under the influence of Marijuana

Like every other drug or substance with drug-like effects, continued use of Marijuana lowers your inhibitions. It changes how your mind works and slowly erodes your self-control so far as using the substance is involved. You will find yourself using more and more of it more often as time goes. This in turn compounds the negative effects it has in your life.

The Effects of Combining Morphine with Marijuana rolled up

The Effects of Combining Morphine and Marijuana

The very first thing you need to understand is that Morphine, unlike Marijuana, is a purely depressant drug. Marijuana on the other hand has both depressant and stimulant properties. Combining the two is never really a good idea as the Marijuana can greatly enhance the depressive effects of Morphine in your system. This combination may lead to a series of unfortunate side effects including:

  • Hallucinations
  • Blurred vision
  • Mental confusion
  • Chills
  • Intense euphoric sensations
  • Fatigue

While some of those side effects such as ‘intense euphoric sensations’ may sound like a ‘good ride’, it is coming down from that high that causes a major problem in most addicts. Once that intense euphoric sensation ebbs away, you will be left in a more depressed state that could lead to an intensified bout of suicidal thoughts and tendencies.

The Effects of Combining Morphine with Marijuana

Additionally, because combining Marijuana and Morphine creates conflict within your system (creating both stimulated and depressed sensations) this push and pull tends to stress your mind as well as body. The ensuing fatigue, confused mental state and intense euphoria may lead to an overdose as well as other medical emergencies as the user tries to find a central point of calmness.

The Dangers of Overdosing on Both Marijuana and Morphine

The World Health Organization says that people who combine opioids of any manner are at a higher risk of opioid overdose. It adds that the situation is worse when those people also suffer from co-occurring depression or any other mental health issues, which is almost always the case with heavy weed smokers.

What Can You Do About It?

The best course of action is to refrain from combining Marijuana and Morphine in the first place. However, once you have already started and are addicted, or on your way to getting addicted to this combination, the best thing to do is to check yourself into a professional facility that is fully staffed with experts who know a thing or two about substance abuse, addictions and how to deal with them.

Recovery Centers of America has the right kind of setting and professional staff to help recovering substance abuse addicts to deal with their drug abuse problem. Although it takes commitment and a willingness to kick the habit for these programs to work, being surrounded by professionals who are committed to getting you on the right track and making sure that you stay on that track is a great way to start.

No one is saying this journey is going to be easy but all things considered, you are better off getting started today than waiting until you cause irreversible harm to either yourself or your loved ones. Don’t be afraid to ask for the help that you need. Only through professional help can you kick this harmful and potentially very dangerous habit. No one can do it alone. Let us help you.

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