Prescription Drug Abuse List

Dealing with prescription drug addiction can put a strain on not only the person abusing the drug, but their family and friends as well. These types of medications are meant to be prescribed by a physician to help an individual cope with a medical issue, but when used improperly, can be addictive and dangerous.

Some people may not at first realize they are dealing with prescription drug abuse. Over time, however, the problem can worsen and cause serious consequences. It’s important to realize that with prescription drug addiction treatment, there is hope.

The below list details various categories of medications and the specific prescription drug names that are often used for abusive or addictive purposes.


  • (Opioids/Painkillers)
  • Tylenol II, III, IV
  • Empirin II, III, IV
  • Paregoric
  • Vicodin
  • Lortab
  • Hycotuss
  • Hycodan
  • Tussend
  • Tussionex
  • Norco
  • Hydrocodone/APAP
  • Oxycontin
  • Percocet/Percodan
  • Roxicodone
  • Roxicet
  • Tylox
  • Dilaudid
  • Morphine
  • Duragesic
  • Fentanyl
  • Opana
  • Oxymorphone
  • MS contin
  • Subutex
  • Suboxone
  • Ultram (Tramadol)
  • Talwin
  • Endocet
  • Demeral
  • Lomotil

Depressants / Sedative-Hypnotics

  • Lunesta
  • Ambien
  • Valium
  • Xanax
  • Ativan
  • Dalmane
  • Versed
  • Klonopin
  • Phenobarbital
  • Butalbital (Florinal, Floricet)
  • Propofol
  • Sonata
  • Librium
  • Tranxene
  • Halcion
  • Serax
  • Restoril


  • Salvia
  • Kratam
  • Spice
  • Poppy Pods
  • Poppy Seeds
  • Components with Ethyl Alcohol
  • Benadryl
  • Doxylamine
  • Chlorpheniramine
  • Nyquil
  • Mouth Wash containing Alcohol
  • Alcohol based Vanilla Extract
  • Dextromethorphan (Robitussin DM, Coricidin, Delsym)


  • Dust Off
  • Glade (air freshener)
  • Glue
  • Gas


  • Ketamine

If you or someone you know is addicted to or abusing any of these medications, please reach out to admissions at Talbott Recovery. We’re here to help. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions regarding our prescription addiction treatment program.

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