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Ten Most Common Addictions

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

These are the 10 most usual drug addictions all over the UK.

  • Tobacco (nicotine) - Over 40 Million Addiction to nicotine is not termed as harmful as many other addictions
  • Presumably, this is because the most severe effects of tobacco abuse take time to appear and they're legal and effortless to get.
  • Tobacco use may not be seen as dangerous as other drugs, however it claims more lives than any other addictive substance.
  • 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.
  • Discover how to stop using tobacco.
  • Alcohol - 18 Million
  • Recognizing dependence on alcohol is difficult because its use is legal.
  • Alcohol has a risky abuse nature, so even though it is legal it still has many health dangers and dependency risks.
  • Alcohol misuse have various harmful effects.
  • In addition to the thousands of lives taken by drunk drivers every year, deaths also occur from liver disease and alcohol poisoning.
  • Get educated about alcoholism.
  • Marijuana - 4.2 Million
  • The legalization of cannabis sativa in some states has turned the drug's application to being more socially allowed.
  • This move can distract people from Marijuana's addictive risk.
  • Marijuana addiction may also be increasing because of the influence (more than 60%) in the past 10 years.
  • More on Marijuana reliance
  • 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.
  • Painkiller addiction can start with levels of use that seem harmless.
  • It is while trying to quit the drugs that some people become aware of their addiction to them.
  • Painkillers can also be misused even while prescribed, which can cause addiction.
  • Find out how to end an addiction to painkillers.
  • Cocaine - 821,000
  • Cocaine addiction levels in the United States are reducing.
  • In 2011 about 821,000 Americans were still living on it, a proof that the decline needs some pushing.
  • Less expensive and more severe than regular Cocaine, crack Cocaine is the cause of many extreme addictions and devastated lives.
  • Dependence on Cocaine can be broken if you care to find out how.

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  • Heroin - 426,000
  • Heroin has very serious withdrawal effects and this makes it very difficult to battle its addiction.
  • 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.
  • Heroin misuse has been developing in the United States, more so in the midst of 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
  • Conditions like stress and anxiety are treated with prescription mood regulating medications called "benzos' - Valium, Xanax, Diazepam, and Klonopin.
  • Frequently, until they see that they can't feel normal without the drug users don't really notice the developing dependency.
  • Benzodiazepines have a powerful impact on the brain's chemical composition and are exceptionally dangerous.
  • If detox is done without physician control withdrawal can even be fatal.
  • Dependence on Benzodiazepine is what you should study in details.
  • Stimulants - 329,000
  • Stimulants vary from prescription drugs like Ritalin or Adderall, to illegal drugs such as Meth.
  • Intense withdrawal effects make it very hard to quit, as the drugs are very addictive.
  • Becoming addicted to the drug may arise as users use it regularly and frequently because they don't' feel the intoxicating effects on them as they used to.
  • Learn about dependency on stimulants
  • Inhalants - 140, 000
  • Inhalants are noxious volatile substances that make addiction significantly hazardous.
  • Substances like gasoline, household detergents, aerosols have severe effects and may have instant reactions leading to hospital admission or fatalities.
  • Components present in Inhalants can stay in the body and brain much longer after quitting, making proper recovery very hard.
  • Get more information on Inhalants
  • Sedatives/Barbiturates - 78,000
  • Many Americans are prescribed Barbiturate sedative, usually referred to as sleeping pills, to cure tension and sleep disorders.
  • Prescription medications like Lunesta and Ambien cause thousands of users to build a tolerance and eventually addiction.
  • Sleeping pills have mind-altering consequences that can cause continued misuse.
  • Learn how to treat sleeping pill addiction.