Benzodiazepines are often prescribed to treat anxiety and other mental health disorders. However, they can also be highly addictive if abused. Stimulants are often used to treat ADHD and sleep disorders but can also be dangerous if misused.
Dangers of prescription drug abuse
One of the main dangers associated with prescription drug abuse is that these drugs have a high potential for overdose. Many people do not realize how strong they can be when taken in large quantities or combined with other substances. Additionally, since doctors often prescribe these drugs for legitimate medical conditions such as chronic pain treatment, there is a less social stigma surrounding their use than there would be for illicit street drugs. This can lead to people hiding their addictions for much longer than they would if they were using an illegal substance, making prescription drug abuse treatment more difficult.