Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol or morphine or idealism.
Storytelling has a narcotic power.
On gym days, I don't get to my desk until 4 in the afternoon, and everything except bedtime and the appointment with the liquid narcotic is pushed back a bit.
Why are online games so addictive? It's mostly the narcotic appeal of 'leveling.'
Despair is a narcotic. It lulls the mind into indifference.