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What is Narcotic addiction?

What is Narcotic addiction?

  • Narcotic addiction: An uncontrollable desire to use narcotics on a regular basis. The drug may be used as a therapeutic medication for various conditions but it's use is also frequently abused. Examples of narcotic drugs include heroin, morphine, Demerol and codeine. Frequent use leads to an increased tolerance to the drug so higher and higher doses are required to achieve the desired euphoric feeling.

Narcotic addiction: Introduction

Types of Narcotic addiction:

Broader types of Narcotic addiction:

How serious is Narcotic addiction?

Complications of Narcotic addiction: see complications of Narcotic addiction

What causes Narcotic addiction?

Causes of Narcotic addiction: see causes of Narcotic addiction

What are the symptoms of Narcotic addiction?

Symptoms of Narcotic addiction: see symptoms of Narcotic addiction

Complications of Narcotic addiction: see complications of Narcotic addiction

Narcotic addiction: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Narcotic addiction.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Narcotic addiction.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Narcotic addiction: Psychiatrist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Narcotic addiction.
Treatments for Narcotic addiction: see treatments for Narcotic addiction
Research for Narcotic addiction: see research for Narcotic addiction

Name and Aliases of Narcotic addiction

Main name of condition: Narcotic addiction

Other names or spellings for Narcotic addiction:

Narcotic dependence


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