The list below is compiled from the National Institute on Drug Addiction (NIDA). It represents the most commonly abused substances as determined by the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (2012). It is not intended to be comprehensive or exhaustive of all substances of abuse. All substances of abuse vary in terms of impairment and the level of impairment will dictate the course of treatment and level of care provided.

Our inpatient drug rehab at Genesis Recovery San Diego is a highly structured, zero tolerance, state licensed facility that is equipped and knowledgeable in the treatment of all of these substances of abuse.

To learn more about a specific drug, please visit NIDA at http://www.drugabuse.gov There you will learn the facts about each of the most commonly abused drugs listed above. Each drug page includes a brief overview, street and clinical names, the effects of the drug on the brain and body, statistics and trends, and relevant publications and articles written by NIDA researchers and scientists.

Depressants:

  • Alcohol
  • K2/Spice (Synthetic Marijuana)
  • Marijuana (also a hallucinogen)
  • Tobacco Addiction (Nicotine)

Stimulants:

  • Cocaine
  • Methamphetamine
  • Bath Salts (Synthetic Cathinones)
  • MDMA (Ecstasy) also a hallucinogen

Hallucinogen:

  • LSD (Acid)
  • PCP/Phencyclidine
  • MDMA (Ecstasy) ­ also a stimulant
  • Salvia

Opiates:

  • OxyContin
  • Heroin
  • Hydrocodone (Vicodin)
  • Meperidine (Demerol)

The preceding includes excerpts from the National Institute on on Drug Abuse. For additional information visit http://www.drugabuse.gov/