All information taken from the drugabuse.gov website OPIODS What are opioids? Opioids are medications that relieve pain. They reduce the intensity of pain signals reaching the brain and affect those … Continue reading
All information in the post below taken from the drugabuse.gov website. Prescription drug abuse is the use of a medication without a prescription, in a way other than as prescribed, or … Continue reading
The majority of the pharmaceuticals that the FDA has approved for marketing in the United States are not on the CSA schedules, including most prescription drugs and all over-the-counter drugs. The NSDUH questionnaire includes some prescription psychotherapeutic drugs that are not on the CSA schedule, such as tramadol (Ultram®) and cyclobenzaprine (Flexeril®).
A chart that highlights commonly abused prescription drugs in the US
However, in 2003, approximately 15 million Americans reported using a prescription drug for nonmedical reasons at least once during the year.