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Hi asked in Science & MathematicsChemistry · 1 month ago

what is the difference between narcotics and controlled substances?

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  • 1 month ago
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    Narcotics are what doctors, chemists, patients and users deal with.  Most of them are opiates and controlled substances, but not all are.

    Controlled substances are what law enforcement is concerned with. Some are narcotics, some are not.  (For example, LSD and meth are controlled substances, but they are not a narcotics.)

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  • John
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    1 month ago

    Narcotics originally came from the opium family of drugs - opium, morphine and heroin among others. One property of them is "sleep inducing". Then came 1961:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Single_Convention_on...

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  • Zirp
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    1 month ago

    Doping like EPO and steroids are controlled substances, but not narcotics as they don't combat pain, don't sedate and aren't taken for "recreational" purposes

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  • 1 month ago

    1: Not all controlled substances are narcotics.

    2: Not all narcotics are controlled substances.

    Any questions?

    • Hi1 month agoReport

      yes, what's more addictive. Ik they're not the same, so how are they different?

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  • 1 month ago

    In what sense?, You've left the bracket really far apart it's hard to answer

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