what is the difference between narcotics and controlled substances?
- Roger the MoleLv 71 month agoFavorite Answer
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.)
- JohnLv 71 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:
- ZirpLv 71 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
- skeptikLv 71 month ago
1: Not all controlled substances are narcotics.
2: Not all narcotics are controlled substances.
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- 1 month ago
In what sense?, You've left the bracket really far apart it's hard to answer