Narcotics (BtM) are agents that were originally intended to numb pain in humans. However, drugs also belong to the group of narcotics. The resulting Narcotics Act regulates the use of prescription-only medical narcotics as well as the illegal use of addiction- and intoxication-induced substances.
Narcotics (BtM) are agents that are originally intended to numb pain in humans. However, intoxicants such as cannabis also belong to the group of narcotics.
Behind the name BtM or advertised Narcotics hides substances that are divided into different categories. The differentiation criterion of the respective classifications is based on the so-called abuse potential, the prescription requirement and their effectiveness.
Narcotics contain substances made up of methadone, levamethadone, codeine, cocaine, heroin, morphine, and other addictive additives. In this context, it is partly about means that have no medical value. On the other hand, another group of narcotics is therapeutically valuable, with some narcotics again making you physically or psychologically dependent.
A variety of Narcotics It is no longer possible to imagine therapy and disease support to alleviate symptoms without them. Most patients are familiar with narcotics from their use to reduce or eliminate pain.
A more or less high concentration of anesthetic substances contain, for example, various pain medication, which are summarized under the name analgesics. Furthermore, narcotics are also important in medicine in order to be able to carry out local anesthesia for appropriate surgical interventions and examinations or anesthesia.
In addition, narcotics have become very important in palliative medicine, in euthanasia. The narcotics enable terminally ill people to die in human dignity without pain and in a slightly twilight state. The dying process is also facilitated by the relaxing effect of the narcotics.
This effect of narcotics is also used in psychiatry to sedate and calm people with various mental illnesses. In this regard, some narcotics are present in prescription drugs.These are used as sleeping pills and can usually be taken temporarily under medical supervision.
Over the years there are many types of Narcotics which are of both synthetic and natural origin. Within the narcotics there are the stimulants, which include cocaine, crack, and various amphetamines.
The sedatives are also prescribed. These are based on barbiturates, heroin and benzodiazepines. The hallucinogens among the narcotic drugs are LSD and cannabis. Heroin, cocaine and some narcotic alkaloids as well as morphine are obtained from extracts of special plant components. The coca plant and the marijuana bush or hemp are known here. A special poppy plant contains morphine. Morphine is a very strong derivative of opium and is one of the best-known and oldest narcotics. Opiates or opioids can also be produced synthetically.
In contrast, the modern pharmaceutical industry is able to artificially manufacture narcotics. The medically relevant amphetamines and psychodysleptics or hallucinogens are of central importance among these narcotics. In addition to the synthetic narcotics, semi-synthetic substances are also used in medicine. LSD and heroin are some of the active ingredients in this group of narcotics.
Certain narcotics, such as those obtained from the deadly nightshade, play an important role in alternative medicine and homeopathy and are used in different dilution levels. It is about the so-called alkaloids, which are also contained in other plants popularly known as "poisonous plants".
Other narcotics that require prescription in homeopathy are snake poisons. These are only issued by prescription up to a potency of D3. A proven anesthetic in homeopathic practice is cannabis, which can also be used in the form of hemp ointment.
The side effects and risks of Narcotics result from the chemical ingredients and can be quite significant if improperly dosed. Intoxicating states or feelings arise through the impairment of the central nervous system.
In addition, physical intolerances such as stomach problems or nervousness can occur. Dry mouth, dizziness, and constipation are also observed. A particular risk of taking narcotics is the potential for addiction, which leads to a permanent increase in drug intake. The body gets used to it and demands more and more substance.
In some cases, if an overdose occurs, the breathing system is paralyzed with narcotics. Hallucinations, insomnia, and chronic abuse can also be triggered by narcotics.
Narcotics also increase the risk of having a heart attack and blood pressure fluctuations. Usually the blood pressure rises. The side effects that occur always depend on the type and dosage of the narcotic.