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10 Most Typical Addictions

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

The 10 most known substance abuse in the UK include:

  • Tobacco (nicotine) - Over 40 Million Nicotine dependence may not look as dangerous as several other dependencies.
  • The negative consequences of addiction to tobacco is not easily pronounced, perhaps due to the legality and the availability of the substance.
  • Tobacco consumption is more fatal that most addictive substances.
  • 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 give it up.
  • Alcohol - 18 Million
  • The social attitude of drinking can make alcohol dependence very tricky to quit.
  • 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 countless negative ramifications or alcohol abuse,
  • In addition to the thousands of lives taken by drunk drivers every year, deaths also occur from liver disease and alcohol poisoning.
  • Find out more 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's potency (greater than 60%) has surged over the last decade, which may also contribute to the increase in Marijuana addiction.
  • Increase your knowledge of addiction to it.
  • Painkillers - 1.8 Million
  • 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.
  • Painkillers addiction can start from very innocent levels of intake.
  • 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.
  • 821,000 Users Of Cocaine
  • In the UK, the number of cocaine addictions is decreasing.
  • However in 2011 there were still around 821,000 American citizens addicted, which means that this drop in numbers is at a slow rate.
  • 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
  • Overcoming a Heroin dependency is a tough thing to do since it has extreme withdrawal side effects.
  • During Heroin addiction treatment, a mixture of therapy and medication are used to help deal with withdrawal effects and cravings.
  • Abuse of Heroin had increased in the United States especially with 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 overcome a Heroin addiction.
  • 400,000 Users Of Benzodiazepines
  • 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.
  • It isn't until they realize that they can't function normally without the drug that users realize the are developing an addiction.
  • 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.
  • Dependence on Benzodiazepine is what you should study in details.
  • Stimulants - 329,000
  • Stimulants are very diverse because they can be illegal drugs like Meth, but they can also be prescription substances like Adderall or Ritalin.
  • 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 stimulant addiction.
  • Inhalants - 140,000
  • Inhalants are unstable toxic drugs which makes this addiction extremely hazardous.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Barbiturates sedatives, also known as sleeping pills are prescribed to millions of Americans to treat tension and sleep disorders.
  • Each year, most of prescription exploiters develop a tolerance and ensuing dependence to substances such as Ambien and Lunesta.
  • Sleeping tabs can create mind-altering consequences that lead to continued misuse.
  • Find out more on treatment for sleeping pills addiction