Narcotic Legal Meaning and Definition

Here is a simplified definition of the legal term Narcotic.

Narcotic (noun)

A narcotic is a type of drug or substance that alters the mind, causing feelings of relaxation, drowsiness, and possibly a reduction of physical pain. It often leads to dulled senses or feelings of euphoria. Chronic use of narcotics can lead to addiction or dependence. They are considered controlled substances and their possession, use or distribution without proper authority is illegal.