Say No To Narcotics!!

Aubrey. William, Johnathan

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Narcotics are usually "prescription looking" drugs. They are given to you by the pharmacy(some are illegal) for a specific reason but have been used for things other than medicine.

Narcotics are made from...

Narcotics was used for relieving pain, dulling the senses, and inducing sleep. Narcotics are made from a variety of things. Most narcotics are plant-based products like opium and its derivatives like morphine.

How Used

Narcotics are used only to reduce or stop pain in the body, but it's helped by other types of pain killers. When used carefully and under a doctor's direct care, these drugs can be effective at reducing or stopping pain.


Narcotics are drugs that have been prescribed to someone, but are used by those they have not been prescribed to. Many teens abuse Narcotics by buying them from other teens/adults. Other teens steal medications from parents such as OxyContin, and sell them to teens at school. This is illegal, and many teens become addicted to Narcotics. Most narcotics have opium, "the joy plant", in them. Even if others are doing it DON'T DO IT YOURSELF!!

Short Term Effects

Some short term effects of Narcotics are: dark circles under the eyes, droopy eyelids, eyes roll back in strange movement, slow to respond, chin on chest, sleepy, constipation, dry mouth, headache, weakness, loss of appetite, weight loss, euphoria(very happy for no reason), itching, frequent blank stares, and pinpoint pupils


Using narcotics and sharing the drug in needles can cause skin, lung, and brain abscesses, as well as the spreading of hepatitis and AIDS. Overdoses can occur and someone could die. The legal penalties for this drug are mandatory jail sentences, tens of thousands of dollars in fines, and life sentences. The penalties also will depend on the amount of illegal narcotics and other factors like the death of someone due to narcotics.

Long Term Effects

The continued use and abuse of narcotic drugs can result in physical dependence and addiction. The human body can adapt to the narcotic drug, if the body doesn't sense the narcotic, the body can go through withdrawal symptoms, like bone and muscle pain, insomnia, diarrhea, vomiting, restlessness, and cold flashes. All of these symptoms can get worse if you keep using narcotic drugs.

Effects on Unborn Children

Using narcotic drugs, like heroin during pregnancy increases the chance of premature birth, low birth weight, breathing difficulties, low blood sugar or hypoglycemia, bleeding in the brain, and infant death. Infants can also be born addicted to narcotic drugs and can suffer from withdrawal symptoms. symptoms include irritability, convulsions, diarrhea, fever, sleeping problems, and the stiffness of joint in your body. Any mother the is taking narcotic drugs during pregnancy can get the condition called HIV, and they can passed it to their unborn baby or babies.

Extra Facts

-The word narcotic is derived from the Greek word "narkotikos" which means numbing.
-Narcotics can be taken in many different ways and are also depressants.
-Narcotics are addictive and account for almost one quarter of all crimes.
-Narcotics are addictive because they change the chemistry of the brain.
-Nearly 10% of the U.S. population is addicted to narcotics.

Narcotics Are No Good, So Don't Do Them!!