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The 10 Most Common Addictions

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

These are the 10 most common substance dependencies across the UK.

  • Tobacco (nicotine) - Over 40 Million Unlike other dependencies, nicotine addiction might not seem so dangerous.
  • The negative consequences of addiction to tobacco is not easily pronounced, perhaps due to the legality and the availability of the substance.
  • Tobacco use may not be seen as dangerous as other drugs, however it claims more lives than any other addictive substance.
  • Many smokers know the detrimental effects of tobacco on their health but still aren't able to quit.
  • The desire to quit, but lack of willingness is a clear indication of addiction.
  • Get to know how to stop tobacco consumption.
  • Alcohol - 18 Million
  • Alcohol addiction can be difficult to determine because of the acceptance of drinking by society.
  • Alcohol has a risky abuse nature, so even though it is legal it still has many health dangers and dependency risks.
  • There are countless negative ramifications or alcohol abuse,
  • Driving under influence is the cause of death that measures in thousands every year, next to the fatalities from alcohol overdose and liver failure.
  • 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.
  • Level of cannabis sativa dependence might as well be developing as a result of increasing potency (above 60 percent) for the past decade.
  • Find out more about Marijuana dependence.
  • Painkillers - 1.8 Million
  • Pain is regularly treated with prescription drugs like Codeine, Vicodin, and Oxycontin.
  • They have potential for addiction despite that they are prescription drugs.
  • Using the substance moderately may lead to dependence on it.
  • It isn't until they try to stop taking the prescription pain medication that most patients realize they have a problem.
  • Addiction can also stem from painkillers being used without a prescription.
  • Find out how to battle a painkiller addiction.
  • 821,000 Users Of Cocaine
  • Levels of Cocaine dependence in the United States are deteriorating.
  • The down swing is slow though, with about 821,000 American addicts estimated in 2011.
  • Responsible for many hazardous addictions and destroyed lives is Crack Cocaine, a less expensive and more severe drug than ordinary Cocaine.
  • Find out more about dealing with 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.
  • Healing Heroin addiction normally demands a combination of treatment and medications to assist take care of signs of withdrawals and addictions.
  • 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 overcome a Heroin addiction.
  • 400,000 Users Of Benzodiazepines
  • 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 strongly modify the brain's chemical structure and thus are particularly hazardous.
  • Self-induced detoxification may increase the difficulty of breaking free from the drug.
  • Dependence on Benzodiazepine is what you should study in details.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Addiction to inhalant is especially harmful since Inhalants are unpredictable hazardous substances.
  • 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.
  • Thousands of users of prescribed drugs like Lunesta and Ambien every year develop a tolerance to these drugs, which ultimately leads to addiction.
  • Sleeping tabs can create mind-altering consequences that lead to continued misuse.
  • Find out more on treatment for sleeping pills addiction