Narcotic Drug Abuse

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Narcotics are an extremely powerful drug. Narcotics are used to relieve pain. When they are used properly they reduce anxiety, relieve pain, and induce relaxation. If you use and abuse narcotics, then you result in an addiction. Narcotics produce a powerful feeling of euphoria, which is why they are so addictive. “Narcotic” is believed to have been coined by the Greek physician Dalen to refer to agents that numb or deader, that causes loss of feeling or paralysis. Four example of narcotic drugs are heroin, morphine, codeine, and hydrocodone. One example of a narcotic is heroin. Heroin is a highly addictive, illegal drug. Heroin is an opioid drug that is synthesized from morphine. Heroin is made from the resin of poppy plants and can be inhaled …show more content…

Harm reduction is a set of practical strategies and ideas aimed at reducing negative consequences associated with drug use. Harm reduction is also a movement for social justice built on a belief in, and respect for, the rights of people who use drugs. Harm reduction isn’t aimed to stop drug addictions but to make them safer, to let people know what they are doing so they don’t just ignore their problems. To help with narcotic withdraw symptoms some Harm reduction strategies are getting help, or maybe going to therapy to help with the addiction. In therapy, they would accept someone for better or for worse and help someone talk about their problem rather than ignore it, help someone understand drugs and know that they’re not the only one going through a problem, establish the quality of an individual and reach out and help to get them to understand that they don’t need drugs to help them in life, and helps them realize that they have a problem that needs to stop and if someone has this problem they can’t ignore it. Harm-reduction is so controversial because when it comes to harm reduction people believe what they want to believe about it. Harm reduction is still allowing drug abuse it is just about making it safer, but why try to make it safer if it is illegal? If drugs are illegal, then crime and violence from drug use. If drug use is legal, then what? This topic is so controversial and people are determined to believe what they would like to

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