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Narcotics

  • They include cocaine, heroin, and opium.
  • Aside from codeine and morphine prescribed to patients suffering from significant pain, the possession of narcotics is illegal.
  • Narcotics produce a strong depressant effect on the central nervous system and can cause users to fall into a coma.
  • In some cases, overdoses can result in death.
  • A driver who is under the influence of a narcotic:
    • will be slow to react to hazards;
    • will suffer from impaired vision; and
    • will not be able to concentrate on the driving task.

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