2016 National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week – Narcotics

True or False? Narcotics are the only addictive prescription medications. It’s FALSE!

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Narcotics are known addictive prescription medications that are highly regulated and are treated in this manner because of their addictive quality in which they can have on a user.  However, there are also medications known as controls, which are considered schedule III drugs.  This schedule means that they are not as addictive as narcotics or schedule II; however, they can still contain that property that has the potential to lead to addiction.

Common controlled prescription medications are used as depressants, tranquilizers, sedatives, painkillers, cough suppressants, or even those used to treat drug withdrawal.  Some of these include Tylenol 3, Ambien, Cheratussin, Xanax, and Suboxone.

Sources and Additional Information:

NIDA for Teens: Prescription Drugs

Med Shadow: Drug Classicifations

COCA: Prescription Drugs

Learn more about National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week HERE.

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