7 Common Prescription Meds That Are Very Addictive

Xanax

Xanax is a benzodiazepine prescribed to treat anxiety and help with panic disorder. It’s designed to calm the person down by depressing the abnormal central nervous system. While those who truly need it tend to benefit, those without a prescription often abuse Xanax for its relaxing and sedating effects.

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3 thoughts on “7 Common Prescription Meds That Are Very Addictive”

  1. The only pain med that I’ve used at home is Hydrocodone with Tylenol– and then I only take a half of a pill once in a while — as that seems to help– I try to only use Tylenol — I would hate to be addicted to opiods –it’s hard to understand why people get so dependent!

  2. I sometimes think that the government in its zest to prevent addictions end up causing unnecessary suffering to those people that are really in need of some type of pain killer. One example would be stopping a terminal cancer patient from getting the proper medications for their pain because they will ‘become addicted’.

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