10 Common Drugs that Everyone Should Know About

People often think that drugs are just recreational drugs you use when you party, but there are many more uses than just for parties and having fun. Why do people use them? It’s common knowledge that marijuana is illegal in all 50 states. However, it is less known that most prescription drugs are well. It’s estimated that as many as 90 percent of prescription drugs are available. Learn some of the most common drugs and why people use them in the article below—Hout a prescription.

Today’s world is constantly bombarded with TV, billboards, and social media ads. We see them everywhere. And yet, we are still completely ignorant of what is going on with our bodies when we take prescription drugs. As a result, we risk averse side effects, drug interactions, and even death. This article will explore the medications currently being prescribed and give you the information you need to make educated decisions about your health and safety.

This video contains a list of common drugs that everyone should know about. The pharmaceutical industry developed most of these drugs to increase sales by targeting a specific group. They are overprescribed, and in many cases, they harm the people who use them. This video highlights the potential side effects and problems associated with them, as well as the more beneficial alternative treatments.

What are drugs?

Drugs are the active ingredient in a drug, such as painkillers, sleeping pills, antidepressants, or steroids. The majority of prescription drugs are made from natural substances. While a doctor may prescribe them, these drugs are often available over the counter. These drugs include pain relievers, sleep aids, antidepressants, and steroids. There is a misconception that only doctors prescribe drugs, but this is not true. Over half of the US population has taken at least one prescription drug.

Types of drugs

There are thousands of different drugs, each with its pros and cons. Some are incredibly useful, and others are highly dangerous. To help you decide which ones are safe for you, here are some of the most commonly prescribed drugs and the ones you should avoid at all costs.

1. Ritalin (methylphenidate)

Ritalin is a stimulant used to treat ADHD. While it’s an effective drug, it is extremely addictive. It can also cause anxiety, irritability, sleeplessness, and weight gain.

2. Adderall (amphetamine/methamphetamine)

Adderall is a powerful amphetamine-based drug that’s used to treat ADHD. It can cause anxiety, agitation, and sleeplessness. It’s also one of the most addictive drugs.

3. Valium (diazepam)

Valium is a sedative used to treat anxiety and insomnia. However, it can lead to dependency and addiction. It can also cause drowsiness, dry mouth, blurred vision, and tremors.

4. Zoloft (sertraline)

Zoloft is an antidepressant that’s used to treat depression and OCD. While it’s relatively safe, it can cause nausea, diarrhea, and headaches.

5. Prozac (fluoxetine)

Prozac is an antidepressant used to treat depression, OCD, and bulimia. While it’s a popular drug, it’s highly addictive and can cause insomnia, seizures, and suicidal thoughts.

6. Lipitor (atorvastatin)

Lipitor is an anti-cholesterol drug that’s used to treat high cholesterol. While it’s a highly effective drug, it can cause memory loss, high blood pressure, and depression.

7. Zyrtec (cetirizine)

Zyrtec is a common allergy medication that’s used to treat seasonal allergies. While effective, it can cause dizziness, nausea, and diarrhea.

Where do drugs come from?

The source of many drugs comes from illegal drug production. These drugs are often sold at extremely low prices by gangs and dealers. Some of these drugs are created using chemical reactions. Others are made by combining various drugs or chemicals. A major problem with these drugs is that they are highly addictive and are usually very dangerous. Because of this, many governments try to ban them. However, other drugs are legal and can have incredible effects on our bodies.

How are drugs made?

Drugs are made from plants, animals, or chemicals. Most drugs come from plants. If you’ve ever seen a drug being made in a laboratory, it is usually a chemical created in a lab. However, a lot of drugs start as plants. Most modern medicines are made from plants, but most drugs we know and love are from plants. Plants are also used to create certain chemicals. For example, aspirin comes from willow trees. Caffeine comes from the kola nut. Chloroquine,e used to treat malaria, comes from the coca plant leaves. As you can see, plants are very important. Plants produce much of the food we eat and the drugs we take.

What are the side effects of a drug?

Drugs are a double-edged sword. They can be extremely useful and life-saving, or they can kill us. Unfortunately, the latter is far more common than the former. Prescription drugs are a good example of how powerful they can be. These medications have saved countless lives and improved many’s quality of life. However, prescription drugs have their own set of side effects. One of the most common ones is an overdose. You can overdose on any medication, whether it’s prescription or over-the-counter. Overdosing can lead to a coma, brain damage, or death. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Other common side effects include anxiety, agitation, depression, nausea, headaches, and even heart failure.

Frequently asked questions about drugs.

Q: What kind of drugs have you used?

A: I have used ecstasy and LSD, but those were only once. I did it with a group of friends in college, and we didn’t know any better. We weren’t doing anything bad; we just wanted to have fun. I haven’t done it since.

Q: What’s the worst drug you’ve tried?

A: I haven’t tried too many drugs but heard stories about ketamine. It’s not something to take lightly. You can’t talk while on it; it takes over your entire brain.

Q: Have you ever gotten addicted to drugs?

A: Yes, there were times when I was on cocaine, and it would be hard to say if I was an addict or not. I think it depends on what you mean by addiction. Some people need drugs to function like me.

Myths about drugs

1. Drugs are the source of all our diseases.

2. The FDA regulates drugs for safety.

3. Drugs can cure cancer.

4. The side effects of drugs are known.


There are hundreds of drugs on the market. Some of them are used for medical reasons; others are recreational. Some are legal, while others are illegal. However, many drugs are still very common and commonly prescribed. They can be found in over-the-counter medications or prescription medications. The most common drugs are often the ones you’re least aware of. I’m not saying that they aren’t important. I’m just saying that you probably know much more about them than you think.

Dorothy R. Ferry

Coffee trailblazer. Unapologetic student. Freelance communicator. Travel nerd. Music fan. Spoke at an international conference about donating magma for farmers. Had some great experience promoting saliva on the black market. Spent 2002-2009 lecturing about basketballs in Pensacola, FL. In 2009 I was writing about Magic 8-Balls in Miami, FL. Earned praised for my work importing crayon art in Hanford, CA. At the moment I'm managing sausage in West Palm Beach, FL.

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