benzodiazepines are found in prescription pill bottles

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.


certain pills and drinks are depressants and slow the central nervous system

Depressants act on the central nervous system to slow down brain and neural activity. This class of drugs includes barbiturates, benzodiazepines, sedatives, and alcohol.


prescription amphetamine pills spill out of a prescription pill bottle

In the US, people use amphetamines both illegally on the streets and legally as prescription medications.


lines of white powder on a table represent cocaine, a deadly stimulant street drug

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.

Drugs Can Kill

there are many drugs and substances besides opiates that can be deadly

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.