Definitions for "Narcotics"
drugs that depress the central nervous system, relieving pain and producing sleep when taken in moderate doses, producing unconsciousness, stupor, coma and possibly death in excessive doses.
A general term technically referring to opiate-related or opiate-derived drugs. It is often mistakenly used to include several other illicit drug categories as well” ( Levinthal, 95).
Strong prescription painkillers such as Demerol, Stadol, or Codeine, all of which are habit-forming if taken too often for too long at a time.
herbs (and other medications) which are powerful anodyne hypnotics.