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10 Most Known Addictions

Addicts need to know everything they can about their addiction if they are looking to regain the control over their lives.

In the UK, these are 10 of the most usual substance addictions.

  • Tobacco (nicotine) - Over 40 Million Some substance abuse may seem more dangerous than a nicotine addiction.
  • The negative consequences of addiction to tobacco is not easily pronounced, perhaps due to the legality and the availability of the substance.
  • Tobacco consumption has claimed more lives than any other additive drug.
  • Even though smokers are aware of the negative consequences tobacco has on their health they can't stop smoking.
  • Desiring to stop but not being in a position to do so is a revealing symptom of dependence.
  • Learn how to give it up.
  • Alcohol - 18 Million Users
  • The cultural approval of alcohol consumption can make addiction difficult to detect.
  • Alcohol has a risky abuse nature, so even though it is legal it still has many health dangers and dependency risks.
  • There are many hazardous consequences of alcoholism.
  • On top of death from liver failure and alcohol overdose, many lives are lost every year through drunk driving.
  • Find out more about alcoholism.
  • 4.2 Million Users Of Marijuana
  • Since Marijuana was legalized in some states, it has made it more socially acceptable.
  • Marijuana dependency risks can be overlooked because of this.
  • Level of cannabis sativa dependence might as well be developing as a result of increasing potency (above 60 percent) for the past decade.
  • More on Marijuana reliance
  • Painkillers - 1.8 Million
  • Some painkillers are Codeine, Oxycontin, and Vicodin.
  • However, it doesn't mean that you can't get addicted to painkillers just because they are prescribed.
  • Painkiller addiction can start with levels of use that seem harmless.
  • A lot of prescribed painkiller addicts only realize they have a problem only when they try to quit.
  • Addiction can also stem from painkillers being used without a prescription.
  • Find out more on overcoming a painkiller addiction.
  • Cocaine - 821, 000
  • There is a gradual decline in the number of users of Cocaine in the UK.
  • The drop is low, all the same, 821, 000 Americans are still dependent as of 2011.
  • Crack Cocaine which is a bit lowly priced and more acute that regular Cocaine, is in charge of most of the crippling addictions and spoilt lives.
  • Dependence on Cocaine can be broken if you care to find out how.

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  • Heroin - 426,000
  • Because of the severity of withdrawal, beating a Heroin addiction is extremely hard.
  • During Heroin addiction treatment, a mixture of therapy and medication are used to help deal with withdrawal effects and cravings.
  • Heroin abuse has been getting more prevalent in the United States, especially among young women.
  • There is increasing concern that needle sharing between Heroin users will lead to contracting and spreading disease such as HIV and AIDS.
  • Learn how to beat a Heroin addiction.
  • Benzodiazepines - 400,000
  • Benzos include Valium, Xanax, Diazepam and Klonopin and are given as drugs to regulate mood and manage issues like anxiety and stress.
  • Inability to lead a normal life without using these substances is what makes some addict become conscious of their dependence on drugs.
  • Because they affect the chemicals in the brain, Benzodiazepines are extremely hazardous.
  • Withdrawal effects can be fatal during detox if not medically monitored.
  • Know more regarding addiction to Benzodiazepine.
  • Stimulants - 329,000 Addicts
  • Prescribed drugs like Adderall or Ritalin and illicit drugs such as Meth are classified as stimulants.
  • These exceptionally addictive drugs have severe withdrawal symptoms which makes stopping extremely hard.
  • 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 stimulant addiction.
  • Inhalants - 140,000
  • Inhalants are unstable toxic drugs which makes this addiction extremely hazardous.
  • Use of these substances - including gasoline, cleaning products, and aerosols - causes immediate extreme, severe effects that can lead to hospitalization or death.
  • Components present in Inhalants can stay in the body and brain much longer after quitting, making proper recovery very hard.
  • Find out about Inhalants.
  • Sedatives (Barbiturates) - 78,000
  • In order to manage insomnia and anxiety, sleeping pills are recommended for millions of Americans.
  • Each year, most of prescription exploiters develop a tolerance and ensuing dependence to substances such as Ambien and Lunesta.
  • Sleeping pills have mind-altering consequences that can cause continued misuse.
  • Find out how to beat an addiction to sleeping pills.