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10 Most Common Dependencies

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.

  • Tobacco (nicotine) - Over 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.
  • Most deaths caused by addictive substances are attributed to tobacco abuse.
  • 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 Users
  • The social attitude of drinking can make alcohol dependence very tricky to quit.
  • Alcohol has a risky abuse nature, so even though it is legal it still has many health dangers and dependency risks.
  • Alcohol misuse has several negative effects.
  • Besides deaths from liver disease and alcohol overdose, drunk driving takes a good number of lives annually.
  • Find out all you can about it.
  • Marijuana - 4.2 Million
  • Since Marijuana was legalized in some states, it has made it more socially acceptable.
  • Many people may turn a blind eye to the possibility of abusing it due to its legal status.
  • 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 dependence.
  • Painkillers - 1.8 Million
  • Some of the more frequently prescribed painkillers are drugs like Codeine, Oxycontin and Vicodin.
  • These drugs are addictive even though they're prescribed.
  • Dependence to painkillers can actually grow from seemingly very harmless levels of application.
  • It is while trying to quit the drugs that some people become aware of their addiction to them.
  • Painkillers can also be misused even while prescribed, which can cause addiction.
  • Find out how to battle a painkiller addiction.
  • Cocaine - 821,000
  • Levels of Cocaine dependence in the United States are deteriorating.
  • But the speed of reduction is low, with about 821,000 Americans being addicted by 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.
  • 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.
  • A mix of therapy and medications is usually necessary to deal with Heroin dependency in order to make withdrawal side effects and cravings less severe.
  • 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 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.
  • Withdrawal effects can be fatal during detox if not medically monitored.
  • Know more regarding addiction to Benzodiazepine.
  • Stimulants - 329,000
  • Stimulants vary from prescription drugs like Ritalin or Adderall, to illegal drugs such as Meth.
  • Severe withdrawal side effects mean that these substances are extremely addictive and very hard to quit.
  • Stimulant exploiters can hastily create a tolerance to substance's euphoric "high", bringing about heightened consumption and high risk of overdose.
  • Learn about dependency on stimulants
  • Inhalants - 140,000
  • Due to the volatility of these drugs, they are more hazardous than others.
  • Substances like gasoline, household detergents, aerosols have severe effects and may have instant reactions leading to hospital admission or fatalities.
  • Chemicals dominant in Inhalants can remain in the body and brain long after ceasing utilization, making full recovery a big challenge.
  • Discover more with regards to Inhalants.
  • (Barbiturates) Known As Sedatives - 78,000
  • Barbiturate sedatives, famous by the name of sleeping pills are prescribed to millions of UK citizens to manage sleep disorders and anxiety.
  • Prescription medications like Lunesta and Ambien cause thousands of users to build a tolerance and eventually addiction.
  • Continued abuse stems from the mind-altering qualities of sleeping pills.
  • Learn how to treat sleeping pill addiction.