What is the significance of Elliott's drug addiction to Morphine in Mr. Robot?
Also, was Morphine chosen due to name recognition over more powerful synthetics?
I do not have personal experience, but I've been told MS Contin (Morphine Sulfate) has side effects of blurred vision, headaches when reading, diplopia that would be awful for anyone who has to use a computer.
Then there is the suboxone which is kind of the antithesis of narcotics; it can even help heroin addicts get clean. I get there is some kind of play between the two chemicals, and it was used to connect Shayla but I'm confident the writers could have connected Shayla and Elliott together in some other way. After all they were both outsiders. Is there a deeper significance to the chemicals being opposites?