Forensic Science. Easy 10 Pts.?

Question by shadow268: Forensic Science. Easy 10 pts.?
Describe the difference in the effect on the human body of narcotics, hallucinogens, stimulants, and depressants. What are some common drugs in each of these categories? Are they psychologically and or physically addictive?

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Answer by Lee
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“Effect of narcotics on the human body.”
Narcotics are central nervous system depressants that produce a stuporous state in the person who takes them. These drugs often induce a state of euphoria or feeling of extreme well-being, and they are powerfully addictive. The body quickly builds a tolerance to narcotics in as little as two to three days, so that greater doses are required to achieve the same effect. Eventually this behaviour destroys the body.

common drugs:

What Are Narcotics?

Though narcotics is a term thrown around referring drugs in general, it actually refers to drugs that are derived from opium which originates from the opium poppy plant, and is related to heroin, morphine, and other drugs common to opiate addiction. The confusion between the generic vs. specific terminology has gotten so bad, some experts have turned to calling narcotics “opioids” to help stifle the confusion.

Common types of narcotics include barbiturates, benzodiazepines, heroin, opium in the form of morphine and codeine, oxycodone and Vicodin.

psychologically and physically addictive