Drug Guide

Welcome to Recovery Centers of America’s drug guide. Below you’ll find a wealth of information about a variety of commonly used and abused substances including a brief history of each, how each drug is often abused, common warning signs of abuse as well as our treatment approach for each.

We understand that having a loved one who is battling addiction can be an overwhelming and confusing time. This guide is meant to give you a basic overview of drug names that you will often hear while you or your loved one is in or seeking treatment. Some drugs listed, like naltrexone – while not used illicitly, are used to help individuals struggling with opioid addiction. This guide is meant to help inform you so that you know what to look out for – as well as what treatment options look like.

Understanding this guide can be potentially life-saving as it identifies potential warning signs of addiction as well as what to do if someone you know has overdosed. We believe that proper education surrounding addiction and treatment options can be potentially life-saving.

Our masters-level clinicians have extensive knowledge of all commonly used and abused substances, including those listed below. In addition to providing all of the information and education we possibly can, we are here to provide treatment solutions. If you or a loved one are struggling with addiction, call 1-800-RECOVERY now. Our care advocates are standing by 24/7 ready to help, call now – we’ll answer the phone in 10 seconds or less.

Click on any of the drug names for more information on drug history, illicit use, signs of abuse and RCA treatment plans.

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