COMMONLY ABUSED PRESCRIPTION DRUGS
(NIDA.NIH August 2005)
Opiates: ex. Vicadin, Oxycodone, Percocet, Hydrocodone, Demerol, Darvin
Severe respiratory depression or death following a large single dose. Frequently leads to heroin dependence.
Stimulants: ex. Ritalin, Adderall, , Concerta, Dexedrine
Dangerously high body temperature or an irregular heartbeat after taking high doses. Cardiovascular failure or lethal seizures, hostility or feelings of paranoia after taking high doses repeatedly over a short period of time.
Benzodiazepines: ex. Clonazepam, Valium, Xanax, Ativan
Seizures following a rebound in brain activity after reducing or discontinuing use. Deadly when combined with alcohol.
If you need assistance with prescription drug use/abuse contact the Center for Prevention and Outreach at (631) 632-2748