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ask: what are the effects of narcotics abuse to the family?

By Anonymous January 27, 2010 - 4:55am
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Excessive use can cause tremors and seizures. However, the term is also used colloquially to refer to any psychoactive drug that induces sleep. Examples of narcotics include morphine, laudanum, and heroin.Narcotics are any drugs that cause central nervous system (CNS) depression and often carry a high risk of addiction.Narcotics may have morphine like qualities but some do not.

July 9, 2010 - 4:01am
Diane Porter


We're so sorry you're dealing with this. Is the person abusing narcotics a spouse? A parent? A child?

Rosa is right -- there are emotional, physical, spiritual and financial effects of narcotics abuse in a family. But there is help available. Please let us know more so we can be of some help.

January 28, 2010 - 8:58am
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Anonymous (reply to Diane Porter)

My 28 year old son got addicted to prescription drugs, due to nerve damage pain. I hate to see him hurting, but he can't take drugs (because he abuses them... and he can't get any anyway). In the past I have enabled him. I know that hurt him more than helped. I NEED TO GO TO MEETINGS TO BE ABLE TO HELP MY SON AND STOP ENABLING HIM. I live in Alabama.

February 28, 2015 - 10:38am
Rosa Cabrera RN

Dear Anon,

There are many negative effects associated with narcotics, both for the individual and their family. Can you be a little more specific in your question so that a guide can better answer it?


January 27, 2010 - 5:01am
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