Substance Guide

Welcome to Recovery Centers of America’s substance guide. Below you’ll find a wealth of information about a variety of commonly used substances, some illicit and some used to treat addiction, including a brief history of each, how each substance is typically used and the type of effects they bring about.

Understanding this guide can be potentially life-saving as it identifies the 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.

Click on any of the drug names for more information.

We understand that the battle against addiction can often be overwhelming and confusing. This guide is meant to give you a basic overview of drug and medication names that you will often hear about 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 potential treatment options look like.

Our masters and PhD 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 866-501-9686 now. Our care advocates are standing by 24/7 ready to help, call now – we’ll answer the phone in 10 seconds or less.

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