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Cop talk: Prescription drug abuse is serious problem

Published 06/01/2012, Alexandria Echo Press

What kinds of prescription drugs are being abused and what should I look out for? Prescription drug abuse can be broken down into three primary categories. The first category is opioids. Opioids are generally prescribed as a pain killer and include the common prescriptions such as oxycodone, oxycontin, hydrocodone, vicodin, percocet, morphine, codeine and fentanyl.

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