Prescription Medication Abuse

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Here’s an important article posted by NIH Senior Health that reports on which medications those 60 and older are likely to abuse.


Commonly Abused Medications

The types of prescription medications most commonly abused by people of any age are:

  • opioids, which are strong painkillers
  • depressants, which are used to treat anxiety and sleep disorders
  • stimulants, which are typically used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), narcolepsy (a sleep disorder), and, in some cases, to improve symptoms of depression.


To read the rest of NIH’s report, go here




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