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Commonly Abused Prescription Drugs

There are actually 3 classes of prescription drugs that are involved in most drug addictions: opiates, stimulants, and benzodiazepines. Understand drug addiction better, by recognizing these three types of addictive prescription drugs.

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Commonly Abused Prescription Drugs

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  4. 4. Residential (Inpatient) Medical Detox for Drug & Alcohol Addiction Rolling Admission 24x7x365 • Serving Atlanta Georgia and Nearby States S u n r i s e D e t o x A t l a n t a . c o m 2 4 h o u r h e l p l i n e : ( 6 7 8 ) 7 6 2 - 0 3 7 0 4 Opioids and opiates are analgesics, or “pain killers”.They reduce the central nervous system’s response to pain. Opiates and Opioids are commonly prescribed for treating chronic and acute pain, including chronic pain from diseases such as fibromyalgia, severe arthritis, or complications arising from cancer treatment. Lower dose opiates and opiates (such as Percocet) are commonly prescribed for dental pain, and pain from sports injuries. Opioid Opiate Painkillers
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  6. 6. Residential (Inpatient) Medical Detox for Drug & Alcohol Addiction Rolling Admission 24x7x365 • Serving Atlanta Georgia and Nearby States S u n r i s e D e t o x A t l a n t a . c o m 2 4 h o u r h e l p l i n e : ( 6 7 8 ) 7 6 2 - 0 3 7 0 6 Benzodiazepines are often prescribed for anxiety, depression sleep deprivation or panic attacks. These are is CNS (central nervous system) suppressants, and can be especially dangerous when mixed with alcohol or other drugs. Opiate / Opioid addiction often causes side effects that addicts self-managed with benzodiazepines.This can lead to more complicated, more difficult to treat drug addiction disorders. Benzodiazepines
  7. 7. Residential (Inpatient) Medical Detox for Drug & Alcohol Addiction Rolling Admission 24x7x365 • Serving Atlanta Georgia and Nearby States S u n r i s e D e t o x A t l a n t a . c o m 2 4 h o u r h e l p l i n e : ( 6 7 8 ) 7 6 2 - 0 3 7 0 7 Popular Opioid Painkillers Opioid pain killers are synthetic opiates, chemically similar to heroin. Prescription pain killers are know to be a “gateway” to heroin addiction. A 2014 news report noted that 80% of heroin addicts had previously used painkillers. Popular Opioid Painkillers: oxycodone hydrocodone meperidine Oxycontin® Percocet ® Vicodin ® Zohydro ® Demerol ® molecular name drug name
  8. 8. Residential (Inpatient) Medical Detox for Drug & Alcohol Addiction Rolling Admission 24x7x365 • Serving Atlanta Georgia and Nearby States S u n r i s e D e t o x A t l a n t a . c o m 2 4 h o u r h e l p l i n e : ( 6 7 8 ) 7 6 2 - 0 3 7 0 8 Popular Stimulants Stimulants are often abused by students who believe that they help with mental clarity ahead of exams. Ironically, most students who abuse Adderall® hold grade averages of B or lower. Popular Stimulants: methylphenidate amphetamine dextroamphetamine Ritalin® Concerta ® Adderall ® Dexedrine ® molecular name drug name
  9. 9. Residential (Inpatient) Medical Detox for Drug & Alcohol Addiction Rolling Admission 24x7x365 • Serving Atlanta Georgia and Nearby States S u n r i s e D e t o x A t l a n t a . c o m 2 4 h o u r h e l p l i n e : ( 6 7 8 ) 7 6 2 - 0 3 7 0 9 Popular Benzodiazepines Drugs obtained without a prescription do not come with information booklets. Benzodiazepines with friendly or silly names like “Benzos” and “Zannies” are still powerful chemicals which can alter consciousness and influence behavior. Popular Benzodiazepines: diazepam alprazolam clonazepam Valium® Xanax® Klonopin® molecular name drug name
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