2.5.7 Morphine

Morphine #

Common Nomenclature Morphine
Street & Reference Names M; Dreamer; Miss Emma; Mr Blue, Morpho; God’s Drug; Monkey; Aunti; Unkie; M.S; Emsel
Reference Dosage IV: No reference figures available from usual sources. Dependent upon the strength of the solution and the attributes of the individual.
ORAL: Light 5mg+; Common 15mg+; Strong 30mg+ [TripSit]
Anticipated: Onset / Duration 30 Seconds / 4 Hours
Maximum Dose Experienced Not Known
Form Liquid Solution
RoA Injection
Source / Jurisdiction Hospital / UK
Personal Rating On Shulgin Scale ++


Extracted from the opium poppy, morphine has a long history of medicinal use, and indeed, recreational abuse. By including it in this book, however, I cannot deny that I feel somewhat fraudulent. Yes, I have experienced it, but not recreationally: it was administered courtesy of the NHS, in the Royal Liverpool University Hospital.

I was 21, had recently had my tonsils removed, when I was rushed back to the infirmary due to re-bleeding. On being injected with an unknown dose, presumably to calm my distress and agitation, a semi-euphoric mood lift immediately engulfed me.

It did its job medically, and was extremely pleasant: so much so that I harbour the embarrassing recollection that I may have asked for more.

Notwithstanding this, and despite its wide scale use in this context, this isn’t a drug to approach with anything other than extreme caution. Heed the warnings provided in the entries for the other opioids and more generally. It is highly addictive and ultimately destructive.