Narcotic Analgesics

Narcotic analgesics are strong pain relievers. As such, they are strictly controlled substances, and a prescription is needed to obtain or possess them. When used appropriately, athletes may take narcotics when recovering from serious injuries or surgery. However, narcotics have also been exploited by athletes, who may abuse them to train harder and longer with less perceived effort. Athletes have also used narcotics to mask the pain of nagging injuries in order to avoid taking time off from training or missing competitions. Unfortunately, ...

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