Though alcohol is not an illegal drug, it can wreak havoc on a person’s body, emotions, and social life. Learn more the effects of alcohol use and addiction.


Heroin is one of the most addictive drugs and heroin addiction can cause serious physical and social problems.


Methamphetamine is quickly becoming one of the most common illegal drugs. It can lead to paranoid behavior, depression, and other problems.


Though sometimes glamorized as the preferred drug of celebrities, in reality, cocaine is a dangerous street drug that can damage the heart, brain, and emotions.


Though abuse of OxyContin delivers a short-term euphoria, they are habit-forming and can lead to serious medical problems and even death.


Though it can be a benefit when used to treat pain or legitimate medical problems, abuse of Percocet can lead to addiction and other health problems.


Though seen as a party drug, the reality of an Ecstasy addiction is anything but a party. It is a dangerous drug that has long-lasting negative side effects.


Though seen as relatively harmless by some people, marijuana can cause many problems, ranging from tense family relationships to brain damage.


Magic mushrooms, or psilocybin, are an especially powerful hallucinogenic drug that present unique risks to users. Click here for more information.


Hydrocodone is yet another prescription painkiller that is frequently abused in the opioid epidemic that continues to spread. Click here for more information.


Prozac is an antidepressant that is too commonly abused, as this mood altering substance can cause severe mental effects, despite not being physically addictive. Click here for more information.


Adderall is a popular drug that is used to treat ADHD. However, people also use it to replicate the effects of cocaine, or as a study drug to help them focus on work or school tasks. Click here for more information.


Ritalin is another commonly used drug to treat the symptoms of ADHD. Ritalin can also be an abusive substance if it is crushed up and snorted in a similar way to cocaine.  Click here for more information.


Vicodin is a painkiller that is prescribed to fight chronic pain. However, it is also an opiate that can be incredibly addictive, potentially even if a person is only taken the amount prescribed by their doctor. Click here for more information.


Xanax is a mood-altering antidepressant that is typically used to help fight anxiety disorders. However, the need to stifle anxious feelings and the rate at which people grow a tolerance to Xanax give it the potential to be a dangerous drug. Click here for more information.


Valium is a tranquilizer drug that helps users relax and be at ease, but it can also be a physically and psychologically addictive substance the can lead users to even stronger drugs. Click here for more information.