A to Z of Addictive Substances

Adderall is the brand name of a prescribed drug used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). This medication has a combination of two stimulants: amphetamine and dextroamphetamine. It has also been prescribed to treat narcolepsy... Continue Reading

Alcohol has provided a diversity of functions for people throughout history. It has been an important part in religion and worship. Alcohol has served as sources of necessary nutrients widely used for their curative, antibacterial, and painkilling pr... Continue Reading

Alkyl Nitrites are several chemical compounds including methyl nitrite, ethyl nitrite, and amyl nitrite. Poppers is a slang term given to the chemical class called alkyl nitrites that are inhaled for recreational purposes.Alkyl nitrites were syn... Continue Reading

Alprazolam or Xanax is a psychoactive drug of the benzodiazepine class. This FDA approved medication is normally used to treat panic and attack disorders which may include generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), and social anxiety disorder (SAD). Alp... Continue Reading

Ambien is a prescription drug categorized as a sedative and as a hypnotic. It is the brand name of a medication known as zolpidem, but is also known as Ambien CR, Edluar, Intermezzo, and Zolpimist. Ambien is primarily used to treat chronic insomnia a... Continue Reading

Amobarbital is a barbiturate derivative and is the generic form of the brand name drug Amytal. This depressant is prescribed for anxiety, insomnia, and is used as a sedation aid. Amobarbital works by altering function in the cerebellum producing drow... Continue Reading

Amphetamine is classified as a stimulant. It is the generic drug of the class amphetamine. It?is used to treat such conditions as narcolepsy and attention deficit disorder, but has also been widely used as an appetite suppressant. The substance serve... Continue Reading

Amytal is the brand name of the generic amobarbital. It is a barbiturate derivative, which is a depressant that is prescribed for anxiety, insomnia, and is also used as a sedation aid. Amytal works by altering function in the cerebellum, producing dr... Continue Reading

Anexsia is one of several brand names of the generic combination of acetaminophen and hydrocodone bitartrate. Additional brand names for Anexsia include Vicodin, Lorcet, Lortab, and many others. Acetaminophen and hydrocodone combined are categorized ... Continue Reading

Ativan is a brand name of the generic drug lorazepam. Ativan is included in the class of drugs benzodiazepine, and is classified as a CNS (central nervous system) depressant. These are classified as sedative/hypnotic drugs. Ativan is prescribed for s... Continue Reading