Negative Effects of Narcotic Drug Usage

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Auni Amaram 8G
Narcotic (painkillers)

As usual people take medicine from their doctor for prescription. According to my research that I found, 20% of people in United States have used prescription drug for nonmedical reasons. One of the well-known medicine that were used for nonmedical reason was called the narcotic. It also known as painkillers. There is different kinds of narcotic such as morphine, heroin, codeine, opium, hydrocodone, oxycodone, meperidine,and methadone. Each drug bind to certain painkilling sites in the brain. When uses the drug consistently, they build up in the brain and block the production of endorphins, the brain's natural painkilling chemicals. During the 19th century opium, morphine, and heroin were available for purchase in the United States. I also figured out, that narcotic are combined with Tylenol. When a person take narcotic drugs, it could also run the risk of developing a tolerance to the drugs. That means that when a person need to take more and more of the drugs in order to get the same effect. The person also run the risk of becoming dependent or even addicted.
Eating to much of this medicine could cost addiction. Taking narcotic could reduce the user's prescription of pain and cause euphoria means a feeling of exaggerated and unrealistic well-being. It numb the senses, relieved severe pain, and inducing sleeps. The common side effect of narcotic was nausea, constipation, and allergic reaction. Taking a lot of narcotic doses is really dangerous because the side effects was nausea, vomiting, dizziness, severe itching, dry mouth, loss of consciousness, depressed respiration, difficulty urination, coma, and death.
Narcotics can be really bad because of their possible for deadly interactions with other medications and addiction. Narcotics should never be combined with other types of drugs that depress the central nervous system such as alcohol. According to my research it also said that when taking

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