Drug Abuse and Addiction Information


Adderall is a prescription amphetamine and belongs to the stimulant group of drugs and increases alertness and one’s ability to focus and pay attention to whatever activity it is they are doing. Adderall consists of a combination of amphetamine and dextroamphetamine.


Alcohol is a depressant, it is the main ingredient found in wine, beers, and spirits that cause tipsiness or drunkenness. At low quantities alcohol’s effects can be those of a stimulant which include feelings of euphoria.


Ambien is a prescription drug (Zolpidem), belonging to the central nervous system (CNS) depressants group of drugs that are used to treat people with insomnia in the short-term. The result is the user feeling a comfortably and pleasurably sedated. The drug also works to help the person remain asleep throughout the course of the night.


Cocaine is a highly addictive stimulant made from the coca plant. that is commonly sold in a fine, white, crystalline powder. Sold on the street it is typically diluted with substances such as cornstarch, baking soda, flour, sugar, boric acid, laxatives, amphetamines, and talcum powder to take advantage of unknowing buyers.


Heroin is an opioid drug that comes from the opium poppy flower. Heroin can be a white or brown powder, or a black sticky substance known as black tar heroin. It is highly addictive and has been illegal in the United States since 1924.


Methamphetamine is a highly addictive and powerful stimulant that affects the central nervous system lasting up to 8 hours. It takes the form of a white, odorless, bitter-tasting crystalline powder that easily dissolves in water or alcohol. It is characterized as a Schedule II stimulant making it legally available through nonrefillable prescription.


OxyContin (Oxycodone) is an opioid that is available by prescription only and is used to relieve moderate to severe pain. OxyContin is a Schedule II and can be highly addictive. It is used to treat patients with cancer as well as with physical injuries.


Percocet is a narcotic that is prescribed for relief of moderate to severe pain. It is made from a combination of oxycodone, a strong opioid, and acetaminophen a pain reliever, to intensify the effect of the oxycodone. During its years of use, Percocet has been typically prescribed for pain resulting from injuries and surgical procedures.


Vicodin is a narcotic that is prescribed for relief of moderate to severe pain. It is made from a combination of hydrocodone and acetaminophen a pain reliever. Hydrocodone is a strong opiate painkiller with highly addictive properties. Vicodin blocks the pain receptors in the brain while also providing a feeling of euphoria.


Xanax (Alprazolam), is a prescription drug, from the benzodiazepines category, used to treat people with anxiety disorders and panic attacks.  Some characteristics of anxiety disorders are shortness of breath, trembling, restlessness, unreasonable worrying, sweating, insomnia, and difficulty concentrating to name a few.