Prescription and Illicit Drug Abuse

Commonly Abused Medications

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1. Types of prescription medications most commonly abused by older adults include




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Types of prescription medications most commonly abused by older adults include

  • opioids, which are strong painkillers
  • depressants, which are used to treat anxiety and sleep disorders
  • stimulants, which are used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), narcolepsy (a sleep disorder), and severe depression.