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Narcotic (Definition)

A natural or synthetic alkaloid compound that has morphine-like qualities. Other examples are codeine, heroin, Meperidine (demerol). They are classified based on their intrinsic activity & where they interact in the central nervous system. They are involved in pain transmission ...Read more


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Do people work smart recovery and narcotics anonymous at the same time?

Do people work smart recovery and narcotics anonymous at the same time?

Probably not: Na is the prototypical 12 step program and smart recovery bills itself as an alternative to 12 step programs. Their focus is very different and you should decide on one or another depending on your own experience. ...Read more

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Is it legal for a narcotics anonymous counselor, of the opposite sex, to look at my genitals while i urinate for a drug screening?

Is it legal for a narcotics anonymous counselor, of the opposite sex, to look at my genitals while i urinate for a drug screening?

Not appropriate : Typically observed drug screens are done in the presence of same sex observers. You may want to consult an attorney about your legal question. ...Read more

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How would you start an alcoholics anonymous and narcotic anonymous meeting in a local community?

How would you start an alcoholics anonymous and narcotic anonymous meeting in a local community?

Positive 12 steps: You can start a neutral program - positive 12 step program. You can find either local library or town/ church to give you space. Try to have weekly meeting and be consistent. Learn more at http://positive12steps.Org. ...Read more

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Know I have drug problem. My question is i took way fewer pills today than normal&they r severely effecting me and I don't know why? Narcotics&benzos

Know I have drug problem. My question is i took way fewer pills today than normal&they r severely effecting me and I don't know why? Narcotics&benzos

This mix is: dangerous. Because of how long it takes to fully eliminate drugs from your system- today's drugs are added to the drugs or metabolites that remain in your body from previous use. ...Read more

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Wow i feel great today but last few months tons back pain been on 60mg narcotics for 5 yrs. How come heat i used last night helped pain today?

Wow i feel great today but last few months tons back pain been on 60mg narcotics for 5 yrs. How come heat i used last night helped pain today?

Muscle spasm!: You should try proper exercises and work outs - may get off the narcotics. Find a well trained interventional pain doctor with qualifications of: md abipp and or fipp you will be amazed at the difference that they can make. For back pain and radiating pain there are great new procedures that can free you from your present mess. ...Read more

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I was prescribed tramodal today from my doctor. I was asked to fill out a narcotic awareness form. I thought it was not a narcotic. Am I wrong?

Tramadol is not: a narcotic by pharmacology. However it has addictive qualities similar to narcotics which can be exploited by those who are prone to addiction. That is the reason why you need to be careful with taking it especially if you have a long term or chronic condition requiring pain control. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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Does teasalon have the same effect as a narcotic?

Does teasalon have the same effect as a narcotic?

Similar: Both are cough suppressants. Narcotics block the cough reflex, whereas tessalon is more of a topical anesthetic. Both are effective, and can be used together. ...Read more

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Is tessalon a narcotic?

No: It is a ester type local anesthetic which anesthetizes respiratory passages decreasing the cough reflex. ...Read more

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Is hydramine a narcotic?

Hydramine: Hydramine is not a narcotic. It is used primarily as an antihistamine for running noses and coughs. ...Read more

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Do narcotics make you sweat?

Do narcotics make you sweat?

Yes: yes they can sometimes.Sweating is a common symptom of narcotic withdrawal ...Read more

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Can narcotics lower cortisol?

Can narcotics lower cortisol?

yes: Chronic opioid use can lower cortisol levels although the clinical significance of these lowered levels is debatable. They can decrease testosterone level to a point that symptoms develop. ...Read more

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Do narcotics work on abscess pain?

Somewhat: Narcotics will decrease the pain of an abscess somewhat, but treatment with drainage and/or antibiotics is required. ...Read more

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Which narcotics do not cause miosis?

Miosis: All true opioids will cause miosis to some degree dependent on doses given. ...Read more

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