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10 Most Typical Addictions

People willing to get charge of their lives back need to understand everything about their addiction.

Addiction to these 10 substance are the most recurrent in the UK.

  • (Nicotine) Tobacco - More Than 40 Million Addiction to nicotine is not termed as harmful as many other addictions
  • This is mostly because tobacco products are easily accessible and lawfully recognized, and severe side effects take long to show.
  • Tobacco use may not be seen as dangerous as other drugs, however it claims more lives than any other addictive substance.
  • Even though smokers are aware of the negative consequences tobacco has on their health they can't stop smoking.
  • 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 Users
  • Alcohol addiction is more difficult to be noticed because alcohol use is socially acceptable.
  • Alcohol has a risky abuse nature, so even though it is legal it still has many health dangers and dependency risks.
  • There are many side effects of using alcohol excessively.
  • In addition to the thousands of lives taken by drunk drivers every year, deaths also occur from liver disease and alcohol poisoning.
  • Find out all you can about it.
  • 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
  • Some of the more frequently prescribed painkillers are drugs like Codeine, Oxycontin and Vicodin.
  • However, it doesn't mean that you can't get addicted to painkillers just because they are prescribed.
  • Painkillers addiction can start from very innocent levels of intake.
  • A lot of prescribed painkiller addicts only realize they have a problem only when they try to quit.
  • Painkillers can also be misused even while prescribed, which can cause addiction.
  • Find out how to battle a painkiller addiction.
  • Cocaine - 821,000
  • The rate of Cocaine addiction is dropping in the UK.
  • The down swing is slow though, with about 821,000 American addicts estimated in 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
  • 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 abuse has been getting more prevalent in the United States, especially among young women.
  • Spreading diseases such as HIV and AIDS among Heroin addicts by using same needles to inject the drug is an increasing concern.
  • Learn how to treat a Heroin craving.
  • 400,000 Users Of Benzodiazepines
  • Klonopin, Diazepam, Valium, Xanax are all well-known "Benzos", prescription drugs for controlling mood to treat disorders such as stress and anxiety.
  • It isn't until they realize that they can't function normally without the drug that users realize the are developing an addiction.
  • Benzodiazepines strongly modify the brain's chemical structure and thus are particularly hazardous.
  • Throughout detox, withdrawal symptoms can be fatal without medical intervention.
  • Know more regarding addiction to Benzodiazepine.
  • Stimulants - 329,000
  • Illegal drugs like meth and other prescription drugs like Ritalin and Adderall have different effects on the users.
  • Breaking addiction to those drugs is challenging because of the severity of the medical conditions associated with quitting it.
  • Users of stimulants can easily develop a dependency on the drug's exciting "high" making it very risky to overdose.
  • Learn about stimulant addiction.
  • Inhalants - 140,000 Users
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Get more information on Inhalants
  • (Barbiturates) Known As Sedatives - 78,000
  • To treat stress and insomnia, millions of Americans are prescribed sleeping pills, or Barbiturates.
  • Thousands of users of prescribed drugs like Lunesta and Ambien every year develop a tolerance to these drugs, which ultimately leads to addiction.
  • Constantly using sedatives can change the mind of the user.
  • Learn how to treat sleeping pill addiction.