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Classification of Commonly Abused Prescription Drugs

Opioids - indicated for pain include:

  • Hydrocodone (Vicodin)
  • Oxycontin
  • Propoxyphene (Darvon)
  • Diphenoxylate (Lomotil)
  • Hydromorphone (Dilaudid)
  • Meperidine (Demerol)
  • Diphenoxylate
  • Codeine
  • Morphine
  • Opium and any other drug with morphine-like effects

Depressants - indicated for anxiety and sleep disorders include:

  • Barbiturates
  • Pentobarbital sodium (Nembutal)
  • Benzodiazepines
  • Diazepam (Valium)
  • Alprazolam (Xanax)
  • Corvalolum

Stimulants - indicated for ADHD include:

  • Dextroamphetamine (Dexedrine)
  • Methylphenidate (Ritalin and Concerta) add the link that is already on the site
  • Amphetamines (Adderall)

Other

Abused Over-the-Counter Medications