Zoloft (sertraline) is the most commonly prescribed antidepressant drug in the United States. Although it’s not often abused, it can be bought on the street.
FDA-approved uses for Zoloft include:
- social anxiety
- post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
Zoloft is more likely to be illegally acquired by people with a history of substance abuse, or by people without a current prescription from a physician or psychiatrist.
Popular Street Names For Zoloft
Zoloft is generally referred to as Zoloft or by its generic name, sertraline. Some people may use a street name to refer to Zoloft when buying it from someone who sells drugs illicitly.
Street names for Zoloft may include:
- happy pill
- miracle pill
- wonder drug
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Is Zoloft Illegal?
Zoloft is a prescription medication that is legal, safe, and effective when taken as prescribed by a doctor for its intended purpose.
It is illegal to sell or distribute prescription drugs like Zoloft to people, including friends and family, without a prescription.
Find Help For Zoloft Addiction
Getting off Zoloft after taking it for a long time can be difficult without professional help.
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- U.S. Department of Justice—Prescription Drugs Fast Facts
- U.S. National Library of Medicine: MedlinePlus—Sertraline
- U.S. National Library of Medicine: NCBI—Abuse and misuse of antidepressants