Prescription Drugs

Prescription drugs account for the second most commonly abused category of drugs, behind marijuana and ahead of cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, and other drugs.

Website Resources

CDC Up and Away |

Just Think Twice |

Medline Plus |

National Institute on Drug Abuse |

NH People Care |

Office of National Drug Control Policy |

Local Resources


NH DHHS’ Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services Issue Brief on Prescription Pain Medication 10/13

Reports & In the News

NIDA Infofacts: Prescription & Over-the-Counter Medication

NIDA Research Report: Prescription Drugs: Abuse & Addiction

NIDA Topics in Brief: Prescription Drug Abuse

Prescription for Danger: A Report on the Troubling Trend of Prescription and Over-the-Counter Drug Abuse Among the Nation’s Teens (ONDCP)

Epidemic: Responding to America’s Prescription Drug Abuse Crisis (ONDCP)