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Percocet - Treats moderate to moderately severe pain. This medicine contains a narcotic pain reliever.
Vicodin - Hydrocodone is used orally as narcotic analgesic and antitussive, often in combination with paracetamol or ibuprofen
Codeine - Treats pain or cough. This medicine is a narcotic pain medicine and cough reliever.
Valium - Treats anxiety, muscle spasms, seizures, and other medical conditions.
Xanax - Treats anxiety, panic disorder, insomnia (trouble sleeping), and anxiety caused by depression.
Adderall - Treats attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Also treats narcolepsy (a sleep problem).
Commonly Abused Prescription Drugs (And What They Do)
Teenagers think it is cool
Easy Access/ improper disposal (parents)
Easily sold online without prescription
Doctors are making it easy
Prescription drug abuse is an extremely difficult habit to overcome. Addiction is not something that can go away all of a sudden. Because it has controlled your cravings and body for so long, it will take much work and dedication in order to see some improvements. But sobriety is possible!
Common Street Names
Prescription Drugs can only be obtained by a medical prescription. The Food and Drug Administration regulates and defines what is a prescription drug. The most common reason for drug abuse is to get a euphoria feeling. It is present in all ages and left untreated can develop into an addiction.
For any addiction there is no exact cure, it takes personal will and determination to maintain sobriety. Before a person can get any help, they must admit to others that they have an addiction problem.
all have a mixture of the same side effects...
slow breathing, constipation, nausea, sedation, dizziness, vomiting, headache, dry mouth, sweating, weakness, slow heart rate, seizure,confusion, stomach pain, hallucinations, extreme mood swings, no fear of danger, suicidal thoughts, trouble urinating.
Adderall- Fast pounding heart beats, fainting, increased blood pressure, headaches, blurred vision,chest pains, numbness, seizures, muscle twitches.
Talk to a:
- or call anonymous phone lines such as the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-TALK) and the Treatment Referral Helpline (1-800-662-HELP)
Prescription Drug Abuse
Once someone has admitted that they have a problem, they can then choose from different treatment options.
Why and how are prescription drugs abused?
“I realized I was using more Xanax on a regular basis. I took time off work to get off it. Without the knowledge I was addicted, I went ‘cold turkey.’ For four days and nights I was bedridden. I didn’t sleep or eat. I vomited. I had hallucinations. On about the third day without Xanax I started to become uncoordinated and unbalanced and bumped into things. On about the fourth day I became really worried when I started having twitching sensations.” —
"The chains of habit are generally too small to be felt until they are too strong to be broken." — Samuel Johnson
"We cannot, in a moment, get rid of habits of a lifetime."
— Mahatma Gandhi