15 prescription meds with the greatest addiction risk

Many Americans are prescribed potentially habit-forming medications without being educated about the addiction risk these drugs carry, according to prescription discount service GoodRx.

Below are the 15 most addictive prescription drugs, as compiled by GoodRx July 2. They are not ranked by highest risk.

  1. Amphetamines

  2. Alprazolam

  3. Clonazepam

  4. Codeine

  5. Diazepam

  6. Fentanyl

  7. Hydrocodone

  8. Methylphenidates

  9. Oxycodone

  10. Phenobarbital

  11. Some muscle relaxers

  12. Some weight-loss medications

  13. Most medications for insomnia

  14. Hormone replacement medications

  15. Some medications for opioid use disorder

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