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What Drugs are Commonly Abused?

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Updated February 17, 2014

Question: What Drugs are Commonly Abused?
Answer: The following list of drugs and substances are the most commonly abused in the United States, according to the National Institute of Drug Abuse.

Click on the links for information about how these drugs are used, their commercial or street names, their intoxication effects and potential health consequences.

Cannabinoids

Depressants

Dissociative Anesthetics

Hallucinogens

Opioids and Morphine Derivatives

Stimulants

Other Compounds

More Drugs of Abuse

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