Most Commonly Abused Prescription Drugs

Opioids: Depressants: Stimulants:
OxycontinXanaxRitalin
OxycodoneValiumAdderal
VicodinRohypnolConcerta
DemerolNembutalDexadrine
PercocetMembaral
PercodanLibrium
CodeineHalcion
ProSom


Facts And Details About The Top Four:

Oxycontin — This drug is the most dangerous of the abused prescription drugs and it is also extremely easy to obtain. Users tend to take more than their bodies are physically capable of tolerating, thus, making this drug increasingly more dangerous. There is a very high demand for Oxycontin and it is a very expensive drug, which makes it one of the most popular drugs to sell or distribute.

Oxycodone — This prescription drug is very obtainable as it is prescribed or distributed for surgeries and chronic pain by the vast majority of physicians. It holds a moderate street value and is sold or distributed in bundles. The generic brand is known as Percocet.

Vicodin — This is the easiest prescription drug to sell, as it is one of the most popular among the abused prescription drugs. It is sold very cheap as it is very readily available.

Xanax — This is an anxiety medication that is frequently prescribed. Although Xanax is so easily obtainable it is still in very high demand and is frequently sold at a low cost.