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10 Most Known Addictions

A full knowledge of their problem is important for addicts who want to break the habit.

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

  • Tobacco (nicotine) - Above 40 Million Unlike other dependencies, nicotine addiction might not seem so dangerous.
  • 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.
  • In Spite of their knowledge of the danger of using tobacco, some addicts find it difficult to give up the habit.
  • Inability to stop despite having a desire is a sure sign of dependency.
  • Get to know how to stop tobacco consumption.
  • Alcohol - 18 Million
  • The cultural approval of alcohol consumption can make addiction difficult to detect.
  • Alcohol's capacity for abuse exposes users to substantial health risks and potential addiction, even though it is a legal substance.
  • 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.
  • Get educated 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.
  • The shift can be a distraction from Marijuana's potential for addiction.
  • As Marijuana's effect becomes more pronounced, more people are becoming addicted to it.
  • Find out more about Marijuana abuse.
  • Painkillers - 1.8 Million
  • Codeine, Vicodin and Oxycontin are drugs mostly given to treat pain
  • Even prescribed painkillers can be addictive.
  • Something that seems like a benign amount used can lead to dependency to painkillers.
  • Great deals of people who become addicted to prescription killers don't realize they have a challenge until when they attempt to halt using.
  • Painkillers are as well ill-treated without a prescription, which can also lead to dependence.
  • Find out how to end an addiction to painkillers.
  • 821,000 Users Of Cocaine
  • Cocaine addiction levels in the United States are reducing.
  • In 2011 about 821,000 Americans were still living on it, a proof that the decline needs some pushing.
  • 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.
  • Dependence on Cocaine can be broken if you care to find out how.

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  • Heroin- 426,000 Users
  • Because of the severity of withdrawal, beating a Heroin addiction is extremely hard.
  • Healing Heroin addiction normally demands a combination of treatment and medications to assist take care of signs of withdrawals and addictions.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Stimulants range from illegal substances like Meth to prescribed medication, like Adderall and Ritalin.
  • Intense withdrawal effects make it very hard to quit, as the drugs are very addictive.
  • Stimulant users have a high risk of dependence and overdose as they rapidly develop a tolerance to the drug's intense high.
  • Learn about stimulant addiction.
  • Inhalants - 140,000
  • Inhalants are unstable toxic drugs which makes this addiction extremely hazardous.
  • Some of these substances, like gasoline, aerosol, cleaning items, have severe effects that can cause hospitalization or other instant consequences, even 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
  • Sedatives (Barbiturates) - 78, 000
  • Many Americans are prescribed Barbiturate sedative, usually referred to as sleeping pills, to cure tension and sleep disorders.
  • Prescription medications like Lunesta and Ambien cause thousands of users to build a tolerance and eventually addiction.
  • Sleeping pills have mind-altering consequences that can cause continued misuse.
  • Find out more on treatment for sleeping pills addiction