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What Are the Most Abused Prescription Drugs?

Prescription drug abuse occurs when a person takes a prescription drug in a way that’s not prescribed by a medical doctor. This may include taking a family member’s prescription painkiller for a backache or injecting ground-up medication to become high. The most abused prescription drugs are opioid painkillers, sedatives, stimulants, and anti-anxiety medications. Identifying prescription…