Alcohol – Alcohol is a sedative hypnotic drug.
Marijuana – Marijuana is a psychoactive drug extracted from the plant Cannabis sativa. Marijuana is a Schedule 1 narcotic.
Prescription Drug Abuse- While alcohol abuse and binge drinking still top the list of substance abuse issues on college campuses, the non-medical use of prescription drugs—most notably stimulants, sedatives and pain relievers—is a growing, yet under addressed problem (SAMHSA, 2009; NCASA, 2007).
Opiates – Opiates are narcotics and used for their sense of pleasure and relaxation. Some drug names are opium, heroin, morphine, oxycodone (Percodan, OxyContin), meperidine (Demerol), and hydrocodone (Vicodin). Nationally, there is a 64% increase in the last five years for emergency department visits involving heroin.
Sedative Hypnotics – Sedative-hypnotics are drugs that depress the body’s function, which results in a feeling of relaxation, reduced anxiety, and sleepiness.
Stimulants – Adderall (amphetamine) is the most commonly misused stimulant on Wake’s campus. .
Tobacco – At WFU, 19% of males and 16% of females reported smoking cigarettes in the last 30 days.
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