Top 10 Abused Prescription Drugs in Maryland

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Abused Prescription Drugs in Maryland.

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A Maryland substance abuse treatment facility put together a list of the Top 10 Abused Prescription Drugs in Maryland.  We thought it would be helpful to individuals that are considering using or abusing these drugs.

Top 10 Abused Prescription Drugs in Maryland

  1. OxyContin. OxyContin is a narcotic pain reliever used to treat moderate to severe pain. Often abused, a crush-resistant formulation was created and marketed in 2010. Street value can be as high as $1 per milligram, or $80 for an 80mg tablet
  2. Xanax. Xanax is a benzodiazepine medication used in the treatment of anxiety, anxiety disorders and panic disorders. Often causing the user to black out and forget the events while high on the drug, Xanax most often is abused with alcohol. Detox and withdrawal from Xanax is dangerous and can be fatal if not medically treated.
  3. Vicodin. Vicodin in a narcotic pain killer indicated for relief of moderate to moderately severe pain. While often classified as less harmful or abuse than OxyContin or Percocet, new stronger, potent versions of the drug are now hitting the market.
  4. Suboxone. Suboxone is actually a prescription drug created as maintenance treatment of opioid dependence, initially indicated to be used as a bridge for a patient into abstinence from drugs. It is an effective drug used to aid in the opiate detox process for a patient addicted to heroin or other prescription drugs. It is now often sold in the streets and has become the number 1 illicit drug bought and sold in jails and prisons in the United States.
  5. Adderall. Adderall is a psychostimulant pharmaceutical drug used in the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) as well as the treatment of narcolepsy. It is widely known as abused on college campuses to aid students in studying and focus as well as abused by those in high stress jobs. Adderall is often prescribed to adolescents.
  6. Valium. Valium (diazepam) is a prescription medication used to treat anxiety disorders, alcohol withdrawal symptoms or muscle spasms. It is often overprescribed or incorrectly prescribed for addiction patients. Valium is typically abused along with alcohol or other depressants.
  7. Percocet. Percocet is another type of narcotic painkiller. It is a combination of opioid analgesic and anilide analgesic for relief of moderate to moderately severe pain. It is often crushed into a powder and snorted for a quicker high.
  8. Ambien. Ambien is a sedative used for the short-term treatment of insomnia. It aids a patient in falling asleep or maintaining sleep. It is often abused in conjunction with other drugs or to aid a person in coming down from a high off drugs such as crack, cocaine or Crystal Meth.
  9. Fentanyl. Fentanyl was created to aid in management of breakthrough pain in adults with cancer who already routinely take other opioid medicines on a regular schedule. Often Fentanyl is administered by a patch or a lollipop. Most recently, a rash of heroin overdose deaths throughout the country was found to be caused by heroin that was cut with Fentanyl.
  10. Klonopin. Klonopin was created for management of absence seizures and myoclonic seizures in children as well as generalized seizures in both adults and children. It is used for the treatment of panic disorder and is often abused in conjunction with Adderrall or alcohol.

If you’ve been charged with possession of a forged prescription, you want to contact a Maryland drug lawyer to discuss your charges and possible defenses.  Contact attorney Randolph Rice at (410) 694-7291 for immediate legal help.


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