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10 Most Typical Addictions

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

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

  • Tobacco (nicotine) - Over 40 Million Addiction to nicotine is not termed as harmful as many other addictions
  • That is probably because the most dangerous symptoms of abusing them develop over longer time and also because they are accessible and legal.
  • Tobacco consumption is more fatal that most addictive substances.
  • A lot of smokers find it difficult to stop, in spite of the knowledge of the effects on their lives.
  • Inability to stop despite having a desire is a sure sign of dependency.
  • Get to know how to stop tobacco consumption.
  • Alcohol - 18 Million
  • Alcohol addiction is more difficult to be noticed because alcohol use is socially acceptable.
  • 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.
  • There are many hazardous consequences of alcoholism.
  • 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.
  • Marijuana dependency risks can be overlooked because of this.
  • Marijuana's potency (greater than 60%) has surged over the last decade, which may also contribute to the increase in Marijuana addiction.
  • Find out more about Marijuana addiction.
  • Painkillers - 1.8 Million
  • Some painkillers are Codeine, Oxycontin, and Vicodin.
  • They have potential for addiction despite that they are prescription drugs.
  • Painkillers addiction can start from very innocent levels of intake.
  • Until users try to quit prescription painkillers use, the majority won't even realize that they have become addicted.
  • Another factor that can promote dependence on sedatives is using it without authorization by a medical personnel.
  • You can overcome your reliance on sedatives, try to know how you can do that.
  • Cocaine - 821, 000
  • Cocaine addiction levels in the United States are reducing.
  • However in 2011 there were still around 821,000 American citizens addicted, which means that this drop in numbers is at a slow rate.
  • Some people have destroyed their lives while others are heavy addicts because they have access to a less expensive and more powerful form of Cocaine known as Crack Cocaine.
  • Find out how to treat a Cocaine addiction.

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  • Heroin - 426,000
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Heroin misuse has been developing in the United States, more so in the midst of 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
  • 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.
  • Those getting into addiction of these drugs only realize when they cannot function as usual without them.
  • Benzodiazepines are particularly harmful due to the deep effects it has on the brain's chemical composition.
  • Self-induced detoxification may increase the difficulty of breaking free from the drug.
  • Find out about addiction to Benzodiazepines.
  • Stimulants - 329,000 Addicts
  • Stimulants range from illegal substances like Meth to prescribed medication, like Adderall and Ritalin.
  • Severe withdrawal side effects mean that these substances are extremely addictive and very hard to quit.
  • 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.
  • Addiction to stimulants is a serious problem you need to know more about.
  • Inhalants - 140,000 Users
  • Due to the volatility of these drugs, they are more hazardous than others.
  • The consequences of these drugs (household cleaning products, aerosols)are intense and can have instant impacts including hospital care or 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.
  • Inhalants are dangerous, increase your knowledge of them.
  • Sedatives (Barbiturates) - 78,000
  • Barbiturate sedatives, famous by the name of sleeping pills are prescribed to millions of UK citizens to manage sleep disorders and anxiety.
  • Each year, most of prescription exploiters develop a tolerance and ensuing dependence to substances such as Ambien and Lunesta.
  • Continuous abuse is a consequence of using sleeping pills since they can cause modifications in user's brain.
  • Find out more on treatment for sleeping pills addiction