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Prescription drug abuse is a growing problem and the second most commonly abused category of drugs behind marijuana. Below are some examples of commonly abused prescription drugs.
Sedatives and tranquilizers:Prescribed to ease anxiety and promote sleep
Barbiturates: Examples includeMebaralPhenobarbital (Luminal), andSeconal
Benzodiazapines: Examples includeAtivanHalcionKlonopinValium, andXanax
Sleep Medication: Examples includeAmbienLunesta, andSonata
Opiate pain relievers:Prescribed to treat pain relief
Stimulants:Prescribed to treat ADHD and narcolepsy
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