What Do You Know About Prescription Medicine Abuse?
Prescription medicines can successfully and safely treat mental and physical illnesses. But some medicines can be addictive. Many can be abused. Being aware of these potential harms can help you prevent them. Learn more about prescription medicine abuse by taking this quiz. It’s based on information from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA).
- Opioids. These are painkillers such as oxycodone, morphine, and hydrocodone.
- Central nervous system depressants. These are used to treat anxiety and sleep disorders. They include alprazolam, lorazepam, and diazepam.
- Stimulants. These are often prescribed for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. An example is methylphenidate.