What is the difference between narcotics and stimulants?

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Charles Share
Mar 12, 2016

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Narcotics cause drowsiness while stimulants increase your energy.

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The most common examples of narcotics are heroin, opium, and morphine. These will initially make you feel intense happiness, but this is shortly followed by drowsiness, nausea, itching, and watery eyes.

A few examples of stimulants are cocaine and amphetamines. They may give you a short spike of energy, but this is immediately followed by exhaustion and depression. This is what makes stimulants so dangerous: the depression and exhaustion after the burst of energy causes you to want more stimulants in an attempt to regain that energy.

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