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The Definition of Narcotics

 Drugs are sometimes also referred to as NAPZA. The definition of NAPZA is an abbreviation of Narcotics, Psychotropics, and Addictive Substances. The definition of narcotics is a substance or drug produced by plants or non-plants, synthetic or semi-synthetic which can trigger a decrease in consciousness, loss of taste, relieve pain, then can lead to addiction.


Each type of drug has its own effect. The effect can also be different for each person. Common drug effects include hallucinogens, depressants, stimulants, and opioids. Hallucinogens are hallucinations or fantasies and also quickly change moods. Depressants are sensations of relaxing by diverting stress from thoughts. Stimulants are energy boosters while Opioids are pain relievers.

- Narcotics Category I: can only be used for the purpose of developing knowledge and not used for therapy because of the high potential to cause addiction. For example: Cocaine, Heroin, Leaf Cocaine, Marijuana, Opium, Jicing, MDMDA/Ecstasy, and Cathinone.

- Narcotics Group II: useful for treatment, but is used as a last resort if there are no other effective drugs. In addition, it can be used in therapy and also in the development of science. Has great potential to cause addiction. For example: pethidine, morphine, methadone, and fentanyl.

- Narcotics Group III: functions in treatment and is often used for therapy and scientific development. This group of narcotics has a low risk of causing addiction. For example: Buprenorphine, Codeine, Ethylmorphine, Polkodina, Nicocodina, and Propyram.

- Synthetic Narcotics: This type of synthetic drug is developed with a complicated manufacturing method. Experts and also the medical world who use it for treatment and research needs. For example, Amphetamines and Dexamphetamine.

Drugs when consumed will cause various side effects that are definitely detrimental to the user. As a result of consumption, drug rehabilitation is necessary. Each type of drug usually results in different effects and effects. Some of the side effects that arise due to drug abuse include:

- Heroin: slowed pulse, muscle weakness, dilated pupils, loss of self-confidence, drop in blood pressure, infections such as HIV/AIDS or hepatitis, malnutrition, depression, impotence, constipation and life-threatening overdose.

- Marijuana: dry mouth and throat, decreased memory, increased appetite, euphoria, faster pulse and heart rate, respiratory tract damage, decreased responsiveness, lethargy, brain damage, nausea and/or anxiety/panic/hallucinations at doses tall.

- Cocaine: anxiety, seizures, loss of appetite, excessive fear, feelings of exhilaration, chronic inflammation of the nasal mucosa (nasal septum disappears) palpitations, weight loss, anxiety, fatigue, aggression, confusion and depression.

- Opium: become very energetic, the day seems to pass slowly, headaches or drunkenness, increased lust, breathing problems that can result in death.

- Lysergic Acid Diethylamide (LSD): peaked pleasure, anxiety, sudden panic, unable to control emotions, changes in perception of sight, hearing, smell, feeling and location.

- Codeine: this type of narcotic can be found in the composition of adult cough medicines. With the right dose, codeine will work. However, if the consumption is not controlled, it can cause euphoria, nausea and vomiting, drop in blood pressure, depression, and severe respiratory problems.

- Morphine: decreased consciousness, euphoria, confusion, palpitations, impotence, menstrual problems.

- Methamphetamine or methamphetamine: unable to sleep, decreased concentration until memory is lost, excessive fear, fast heart rate, excessive joy.

- Ketamine: dissociation (separation of body and mind), dream-like motion sickness, nausea, impaired motor skills, unconsciousness, disorientation, anxiety, bladder and kidney damage.

- Alcohol: alcohol abuse and addiction causes liver, brain, heart and stomach damage, temporary memory loss (blackout). Additional risk when used in combination with other drugs.

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