Prescription Drugs

Prescription Drug List

The three identifying prescription drug categories are prescription opioids, prescription sedatives, and prescription stimulants. Below is a comprehensive view of the drug’s impact on the individual and the pages to find a more intense view of the medications.

Prescription Opioids

Prescription opioids are medically used for pain relief. Opioids are glorified in popular culture as easily abused drugs. Overdose deaths due to opioids have tripled in the past 20 years. The average age of first use is between 12 and 13 years old.

Street Names Commercial Names Common Forms Common Ways Taken
Captain Cody, Cody, Lean, Schoolboy, Sizzurp, Purple Drank
With glutethimide: Doors & Fours, Loads, Pancakes and Syrup
Codeine (various brand names) Tablet, capsule, liquid Injected, swallowed (often mixed with soda and flavorings)
Apache, China Girl, China White, Dance Fever, Friend, Goodfella, Jackpot, Murder 8, Tango and Cash, TNT Fentanyl (Actiq®, Duragesic®, Sublimaze®) Lozenge, sublingual tablet, film, buccal tablet Injected, smoked, snorted
Vike, Watson-387 Hydrocodone or dihydrocodeinone (Vicodin®, Lortab®, Lorcet®, and others) Capsule, liquid, tablet Swallowed, snorted, injected
D, Dillies, Footballs, Juice, Smack Hydromorphone (Dilaudid®) Liquid, suppository Injected, rectal
Demmies, Pain Killer Meperidine (Demerol®) Tablet, liquid Swallowed, snorted, injected
Amidone, Fizzies
With MDMA: Chocolate Chip Cookies
Methadone (Dolophine®, Methadose®) Tablet, dispersible tablet, liquid Swallowed, injected
M, Miss Emma, Monkey, White Stuff Morphine (Duramorph®, Roxanol®) Tablet, liquid, capsule, suppository Injected, swallowed, smoked
O.C., Oxycet, Oxycotton, Oxy, Hillbilly Heroin, Percs Oxycodone (OxyContin®, Percodan®, Percocet®, and others) Capsule, liquid, tablet Swallowed, snorted, injected
Biscuits, Blue Heaven, Blues, Mrs. O, O Bomb, Octagons, Stop Signs Oxymorphone (Opana®) Tablet Swallowed, snorted, injected

Prescription Sedatives

Prescription Sedatives are medications that act as central nervous system depressants. Whereas opioids treat pain, sedatives induce feelings of relaxation.

Street Names Commercial Names Common Forms Common Ways Taken
Barbs, Phennies, Red Birds, Reds, Tooies, Yellow Jackets, Yellows Barbiturates: pentobarbital (Nembutal®), phenobarbital (Luminal®) Pill, capsule, liquid Swallowed, injected
Candy, Downers, Sleeping Pills, Tranks Benzodiazepines: Alprazolam (Xanax®), chlorodiazepoxide (Limbitrol®), diazepam (Valium®), lorazepam (Ativan®), triazolam (Halicon®) Pill, capsule, liquid Swallowed, injected
Forget-me Pill, GHB, Mexican Valium, R2, Roche, Roofies, Roofinol, Rope, Rophies Sleep Medications: eszopiclone (Lunesta®), zaleplon (Sonata®), zolpidem (Ambien®) Pill, capsule, liquid Swallowed, injected

Prescription Stimulants

Prescription stimulants are often used to increase alertness, attention, and energy with people suffering from attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder (ADHD).

Street Names Commercial Names Common Forms Common Ways Taken
Black Beauties, Truck Drivers, Uppers, Speed, LA Turnaround, Hearts, Copilots, Bennies Amphetamines: Adderall®, Vyvanse®, Dexedrine®, Biphetamine® Capsule, tablet Orally, crushed and smoked, snorted, injected
Vitamin R, The Smart Drug, Skippy, JIF Methylphenidate: Concerta®, Methylin®, Ritalin® Capsule, tablet, liquid Orally, snorted, injected


By increasing awareness and promoting additional research on prescription drug abuse, and when prescription stimulants are not abused, the proper medications can be part of a beneficial treatment plan for individuals with severe ADHD and other medical conditions.

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