(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.


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