With pharmacies across the USA filling over 3 billion prescriptions per year, it is no surprise that the National Survey on Drug Use states that about 6 million+ Americans misuse prescription medications for non-medical purposes every year. Addiction to prescription drugs is a disorder that affects people from all lifestyles and incomes.
One of the challenges with prescription drug addiction is that the abuser may still be facing the original problem that their medication was prescribed for in the first place, making them often feel helpless to fight their prescription addiction on their own. Once their addiction progresses, prescription drug addicts have to spend a great deal of resources acquiring drugs through dishonest means while other aspects of their life is ignored or negatively impacted.
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Typical prescription drug addictions can include the following types of drugs. Although abuse and addiction was not the intent behind creating these drugs, many of the following types of prescription drugs have become highly addictive.
- Painkillers based on opiates or opioids
- Barbiturates, such as Nembutal
- Benzodiazepines, like Valium and Xanax
- Sedative-hypnotics like Ambien or Lunestra
- Stimulants, such as Ritalin or Adderall
- Anti-depressants like Zoloft, Prozac, Lexapro and Paxil
Please also realize that it is possible to abuse and become addicted to over-the-counter medications as well, like dextromethorphan or pseudoephedrine (in cough medicines) and motion sickness pills.