Categories Of Commonly Abused Substances

Drug abuse is not limited to one particular group of individuals. The majority of Americans is vastly overmedicated in one way or another, which is most likely due to the belief that there is a pharmacologic remedy for every problem. The list of commonly abused substances can be extremely long, ranging from caffeine and tobacco (nicotine) to over-the-counter sleep medications. We will limit this lesson to abused substances that fall into four major categories depressants, stimulants, narcotics,...