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The 10 Most Common Addictions

Individuals who want to retake control of their life should deeply understand more with regard to their addiction.

Addiction to these 10 substance are the most recurrent in the UK.

  • Tobacco (nicotine) - Above 40 Million Dependence on other drugs seem to be more dangerous that depending on nicotine.
  • The negative consequences of addiction to tobacco is not easily pronounced, perhaps due to the legality and the availability of the substance.
  • No other addictive substance takes as many lives as tobacco use does.
  • A lot of smokers find it difficult to stop, in spite of the knowledge of the effects on their lives.
  • You know you depend on the it if you find it difficult to stop using the drugs after repeated attempts.
  • Learn how to give it up.
  • Alcohol - 18 Million
  • Recognizing dependence on alcohol is difficult because its use is legal.
  • There are tons of health challenges, including the risk of dependence, that users of tobacco are exposed to despite the fact that it is not illegal to use it.
  • Alcohol misuse has several negative effects.
  • Driving under influence is the cause of death that measures in thousands every year, next to the fatalities from alcohol overdose and liver failure.
  • Find out all you can about it.
  • Marijuana - 4.2 Million
  • The legalization of cannabis sativa in some states has turned the drug's application to being more socially allowed.
  • The shift can be a distraction from Marijuana's potential for addiction.
  • Level of cannabis sativa dependence might as well be developing as a result of increasing potency (above 60 percent) for the past decade.
  • Increase your knowledge of addiction to it.
  • Painkillers - 1.8 Million
  • Substances such as Vicodin, Codeine, and Oxycontin are usually prescribed to heal pain.
  • They have potential for addiction despite that they are prescription drugs.
  • Painkiller addiction can start with levels of use that seem harmless.
  • It isn't until they try to stop taking the prescription pain medication that most patients realize they have a problem.
  • Another factor that can promote dependence on sedatives is using it without authorization by a medical personnel.
  • Discover how to overcome painkiller dependence.
  • Cocaine - 821,000
  • Levels of Cocaine dependence in the United States are deteriorating.
  • However in 2011 there were still around 821,000 American citizens addicted, which means that this drop in numbers is at a slow rate.
  • Crack Cocaine is less costly with more adverse effects than the regular cocaine, and is accountable for crippling addictions and devastated lives.
  • Find out how to beat a Cocaine addiction.

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  • Heroin - 426,000
  • Heroin has very serious withdrawal effects and this makes it very difficult to battle its addiction.
  • Using rehabilitation programs and prescription drugs to assist an addict cope with his desire for the drug and other medical challenges of quitting is an effective way to help an addict break the habit.
  • Abuse of Heroin had increased in the United States especially with young women.
  • There is great worry about Heroin addicts getting and spreading illnesses such as HIV and AIDS by using unsterilized needles for injection.
  • Learn how to treat a Heroin craving.
  • Benzodiazepines - 400,000
  • To help some individuals cope with too much worries and stress, they are advised by doctors to use some Benzos such as Xanax, Klonopin, Valium, and Diazepam.
  • Frequently, until they see that they can't feel normal without the drug users don't really notice the developing dependency.
  • Benzodiazepines strongly modify the brain's chemical structure and thus are particularly hazardous.
  • Withdrawal effects can be fatal during detox if not medically monitored.
  • Study more about Benzodiazepines dependence.
  • Stimulants - 329,000
  • Illegal drugs like meth and other prescription drugs like Ritalin and Adderall have different effects on the users.
  • Intense withdrawal effects make it very hard to quit, as the drugs are very addictive.
  • Stimulant exploiters can hastily create a tolerance to substance's euphoric "high", bringing about heightened consumption and high risk of overdose.
  • Discover about stimulant addiction.
  • Inhalants - 140,000
  • Addiction to inhalant is especially harmful since Inhalants are unpredictable hazardous substances.
  • Some of these substances, like gasoline, aerosol, cleaning items, have severe effects that can cause hospitalization or other instant consequences, even death.
  • Total rehabilitation is very hard since chemicals that are the main part of Inhalants can stay in the brain and body of a user for a long time, even after quitting.
  • Find out about Inhalants.
  • Sedatives (Barbiturates) - 78,000
  • Many Americans are prescribed Barbiturate sedative, usually referred to as sleeping pills, to cure tension and sleep disorders.
  • Thousands of prescription users develop a dependency and lingering addiction to drugs like Lunesta and Ambien, every year.
  • Sleeping pills have mind-altering consequences that can cause continued misuse.
  • Becoming addicted to sedatives is serious, find out more about it.