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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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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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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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What are narcotics?

Strictly speaking: Narcotics are any medications that cause sedation. We typically use this term specifically with opiates like morphine and demerol (meperidine hydrochloride). ...Read more

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What are narcotics made of?

Opioids: Most narcotics are a derivative of opium in one way or another. ...Read more

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Can prescribed narcotics be bad for you ?

Yes: They can be harmful. There are risks with any treatment or medication. Risks of opioids (narcotics) are tolerance, dependence, addiction, decreased immune function, decreased testosterone levels, breathing problems, and death. Opioid related deaths now outnumber deaths related to cocaine, heroin, and methamphetamines combined. It's a serious issue in the US, as our prescriptions rate has skyrocket. ...Read more

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