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10 Most Known Addictions

A full knowledge of their problem is important for addicts who want to break the habit.

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

  • Tobacco (nicotine) - Above 40 Million Nicotine dependence may not look as dangerous as several other dependencies.
  • This is mostly because tobacco products are easily accessible and lawfully recognized, and severe side effects take long to show.
  • Tobacco use may not be seen as dangerous as other drugs, however it claims more lives than any other addictive substance.
  • Almost all smokers can't give up regardless of acknowledging smoking's consequences on their well being.
  • The desire to quit, but lack of willingness is a clear indication of addiction.
  • Learn how to stop using tobacco.
  • Alcohol - 18 Million Users
  • The cultural approval of alcohol consumption can make addiction difficult to detect.
  • Alcohol's capacity for abuse exposes users to substantial health risks and potential addiction, even though it is a legal substance.
  • There are many side effects of using alcohol excessively.
  • Many people lose their lives annually to drinking, apart from other negative side effects like abusing alcohol and liver dysfunction.
  • Study more about alcoholism.
  • Marijuana - 4.2 Million
  • Marijuana use has grown more acceptable in it was legalized in some states.
  • This move can distract people from Marijuana's addictive risk.
  • 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.
  • 1.8million addicts - Painkillers
  • Some of the more frequently prescribed painkillers are drugs like Codeine, Oxycontin and Vicodin.
  • They have potential for addiction despite that they are prescription drugs.
  • Dependence to painkillers can actually grow from seemingly very harmless levels of application.
  • It is while trying to quit the drugs that some people become aware of their addiction to them.
  • Addiction can also stem from painkillers being used without a prescription.
  • Find out how to battle a painkiller addiction.
  • Cocaine - 821,000
  • There is a gradual decline in the number of users of Cocaine in the UK.
  • In 2011 about 821,000 Americans were still living on it, a proof that the decline needs some pushing.
  • Responsible for many hazardous addictions and destroyed lives is Crack Cocaine, a less expensive and more severe drug than ordinary Cocaine.
  • Find out how to beat a Cocaine addiction.

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  • Heroin- 426,000 Users
  • It is quite challenging to break free from dependence on Heroin because of the severity of the medical challenges that are associated with quitting the drug.
  • Most likely a combination of counselling and medications to help cope with the physical withdrawal symptoms and lingering cravings will be needed to successfully treat a Heroin addiction.
  • In the UK, Heroin abuse has been increasing, especially among young females.
  • Spreading diseases such as HIV and AIDS among Heroin addicts by using same needles to inject the drug is an increasing concern.
  • Learn how to overcome a Heroin addiction.
  • Benzodiazepines - 400, 000
  • "Benzos" - like Xanax, Klonopin, Valium, and Diazepam, are prescribed as mood controlling substances to manage situations such as stress and anxiety.
  • People growing dependent to these substances most of the times are not mindful until they can't operate naturally without the drug.
  • Benzodiazepines strongly modify the brain's chemical structure and thus are particularly hazardous.
  • Throughout detox, withdrawal symptoms can be fatal without medical intervention.
  • Know more regarding addiction to Benzodiazepine.
  • Stimulants - 329, 000
  • Stimulants vary from prescription drugs like Ritalin or Adderall, to illegal drugs such as Meth.
  • Severe withdrawal side effects mean that these substances are extremely addictive and very hard to quit.
  • Stimulant users have a high risk of dependence and overdose as they rapidly develop a tolerance to the drug's intense high.
  • Addiction to stimulants is a serious problem you need to know more about.
  • Inhalants - 140,000
  • Due to the volatility of these drugs, they are more hazardous than others.
  • Some of the side effects Inhalants are serious health problem or loss of life if you are addicted to some of them like aerosols, some cleaning products, and gasoline.
  • 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 more about Inhalants.
  • Sedatives (Barbiturates) - 78,000
  • Many Americans are prescribed Barbiturate sedative, usually referred to as sleeping pills, to cure tension and sleep disorders.
  • Ambien and Lunesta are two other drugs that people live on because their bodies now respond to them slowly, leading to increased dosage.
  • Constantly using sedatives can change the mind of the user.
  • Becoming addicted to sedatives is serious, find out more about it.