Common Drugs of Abuse and Addiction

There are a lot of drugs out there, but some are more common than others.  Common drugs are those that have typically been around for a long time. Some are prescription drugs that are abused.  Others are illicit drugs, such as heroin or opium.  Still other commonly used drugs are substances we don’t normally think of as drugs or are generally accepted by the public as harmless.  Alcohol, though legal, is one such drug. Marijuana, while not legal, is another. We’ve compiled a list of the most commonly abused drugs to help you become more informed:

Acid/LSD
Alcohol
Club drugs
Cocaine
Ecstasy/MDMA
Heroin
Inhalants
Marijuana
Methamphetamine
Nicotine
PCP/Phencyclidine
Prescription medications
Steroids