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are there emotional side effects to using narcotics?

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Dr. Jeffrey Roth
Addiction Medicine 43 years experience
Yes.: Narcotics suppress feelings by inducing a chemical high. For more direct experiences of opiate users, consider attending a meeting of narcotics anonymous.

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Are there any emotional side effects to narcotics?

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Dr. Karl Haake
Anesthesiology 23 years experience
Depression is common: Long-term use of opioids in the treatment of pain can cause depression. It is important for you to let your physician know that you are experiencing this important side effect, especially since uncontrolled depression can make pain worse.

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