Narcotics

Psychoactive compound with any sleep-inducing properties.

What do they do...

Are used only for pain that is severe and is not helped by other types of painkillers. When used carefully and under a doctor's direct care, these drugs can be effective at reducing pain.

Drugs?

People not always use it for the right purposes, In excessive doses causes stupor, coma, or convulsions

Narcotics as Drugs

How?

  • Narcotics taken in many different ways.
  • Abusers will inhale it or inject it to get the maximum “rush,”
  • It can also be chewed or snorted.
  • It can be in patches that stick to the skin
  • A narcotic is an addictive depressant drug (such as opium and derivatives such as morphine)

How do they work in your body!

  • Narcotic analgesics which work by depressing the central nervous system and can also depress the respiratory system;
  • Include the opiates and synthetic opiates: codeine, heroin, morphine, opium, percodan, darvon, talwin, dilaudid, methadone and demerol.
  • Among the health issues for narcotic users include high blood pressure, respiratory distress, cardiac arrest. Narcotics will decrease responsiveness, cause drowsiness, insensitivity to pain by slowing down the central nervous system.
  • In America, over 23,000,000 people ages 12 and older need treatment for narcotic drug use
  • Of the 23 million plus who need treatment, only about 11% have any clue they need treatment.
  • 25% of the prison population is in for drug offenses.
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