Dozens of Pills scattered on a table

It is possible to be addicted to anxiolytics such as Ativan, Valium or Xanax, or any benzodiazepine, including Rohypnol. Barbiturates can be addictive, as can the codeine found in many painkillers, cough mixtures (which can also contain alcohol) and nasal decongestants. Ephedrine (amphetamines), caffeine and other stimulants sold in weight-loss products – often as ‘natural’ supplements – is also potentially addictive.

Below are the links to the desktop and mobile (viewable and downloadable PDF) Medication Risks Table. Use this table to find out more about the risks carried by medications that you can get without a prescription.

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How do I get help for myself or my loved one?

The first step in getting help is finding out whether you have a problem. A trained clinical psychologist can effectively perform a professional assessment, which will identify whether you have any problem areas, and will recommend the treatment most appropriate for you if necessary.

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