Prescription drug addiction starts with a few pills. You don’t want to see how it ends.

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Thousands of people across Alabama are slowly killing themselves. They're addicted to prescription drugs. It might be painkillers. Or ADHD meds. People tend to think these pills are safe because they're often prescribed by doctors. But if they are misused, they become dangerous drugs that are highly addictive and deadly.

Zero Addiction is a program sponsored by the Alabama Office of Prosecution Services and the Alabama Department Of Public Health to encourage families and friends to talk to anyone they know who might be addicted. It's a tough conversation to have, but in the end it can save someone's life. Look over the information on this website, then get that conversation started. We're out to save lives, save marriages, save jobs, and help Alabama families. And we need your help.

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Misusing prescription drugs is a horrible way to live. And die.

According to drugabuse.gov, commonly misused classes of prescription drugs include opioids (for pain), central nervous system (CNS) depressants (for anxiety and sleep disorders), and stimulants (for ADHD and narcolepsy).

Opioids include:

  • Fentanyl (Duragesic®)
  • Hydrocodone (Vicodin®)
  • Oxycodone (OxyContin®)
  • Oxymorphone (Opana®)
  • Propoxyphene (Darvon®)
  • Hydromorphone (Dilaudid®)
  • Meperidine (Demerol®)
  • Diphenoxylate (Lomotil®)

Central nervous system depressants include

  • Pentobarbital sodium (Nembutal®)
  • Diazepam (Valium®)
  • Alprazolam (Xanax®)

Stimulants include

  • Dextroamphetamine (Dexedrine®)
  • Methylphenidate (Ritalin® and Concerta®)
  • Amphetamines (Adderall®)