Another highly addictive type of substance is benzodiazepines (also called “benzos”). Benzos are a type of CNS depressant. They’re primarily prescribed for anxiety disorders and panic attacks.
Depressants such as barbiturates and alcohol work on the Central Nervous System just as stimulants do. But instead of speeding it up, a depressant works to slow down brain and neural activity. This class of drugs includes barbiturates, benzodiazepines, sedatives, and alcohol. Alcohol is the most well know of these. It’s also the most commonly […]
In the US, people use amphetamines both illegally on the streets and legally as prescription medications.
One of the most widely abused classification of psychoactive substances, besides opioids, are stimulants. Stimulants include drugs such as Nicotine, Caffeine, MDMA, Amphetamines, and Cocaine.
It the midst of the opioid epidemic, it often feels as if the plethora of other drugs are ignored. This might make those affected by non-opioids feel as if they are less important or less at risk. That’s not the case at all. Non-opioid drugs can (and do) kill thousands of people every year.