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Ten Most Common Addictions

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

These are the 10 most usual drug addictions all over the UK.

  • Tobacco (nicotine) - Above 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 consumption has claimed more lives than any other additive drug.
  • Even though smokers are aware of the negative consequences tobacco has on their health they can't stop smoking.
  • A clear indicator of addiction is wanting to stop but being unable to.
  • Discover how to stop using tobacco.
  • Alcohol - 18 Million
  • The cultural approval of alcohol consumption can make addiction difficult to detect.
  • Alcohol has a risky abuse nature, so even though it is legal it still has many health dangers and dependency risks.
  • There are many hazardous consequences of alcoholism.
  • 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
  • It has become more socially acceptable to use Marijuana since it has been legalized in some states.
  • This tendency can disorder individuals from Marijuana's addictive capabilities.
  • Over the last ten or so years Marijuana dependency rates have increased, possible due to its growing potency (over 60 percent).
  • Increase your knowledge of addiction to it.
  • Painkillers - 1.8 Million
  • Some painkillers are Codeine, Oxycontin, and Vicodin.
  • However, it doesn't mean that you can't get addicted to painkillers just because they are prescribed.
  • Dependence to painkillers can actually grow from seemingly very harmless levels of application.
  • It isn't until they try to stop taking the prescription pain medication that most patients realize they have a problem.
  • Another factor that can promote dependence on sedatives is using it without authorization by a medical personnel.
  • Find out how to battle a painkiller addiction.
  • Cocaine - 821,000
  • The rate of Cocaine addiction is dropping in the UK.
  • 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.
  • Detect how to fight 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.
  • 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.
  • In the UK, Heroin abuse has been increasing, especially among young females.
  • 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 beat a Heroin addiction.
  • Benzodiazepines - 400,000
  • Conditions like stress and anxiety are treated with prescription mood regulating medications called "benzos' - Valium, Xanax, Diazepam, and Klonopin.
  • Inability to lead a normal life without using these substances is what makes some addict become conscious of their dependence on drugs.
  • Benzodiazepines are particularly harmful due to their very powerful effect on the brain's chemical composition.
  • Throughout detox, withdrawal symptoms can be fatal without medical intervention.
  • Dependence on Benzodiazepine is what you should study in details.
  • Stimulants - 329,000
  • Stimulants vary from prescription drugs like Ritalin or Adderall, to illegal drugs such as Meth.
  • Intense withdrawal effects make it very hard to quit, as the drugs are very addictive.
  • A tolerance can occur in a short time which makes stimulant users take larger amounts and risk overdose.
  • Learn about stimulant addiction.
  • Inhalants - 140,000
  • Inhalant dependence is specifically harmful because Inhalants are very volatile toxic drugs.
  • Some of these substances, like gasoline, aerosol, cleaning items, have severe effects that can cause hospitalization or other instant consequences, even death.
  • Getting over addiction to these harmful substances is not easy because of the prolonged effects of the toxic chemicals on the brain after quitting them.
  • Get more information on Inhalants
  • (Barbiturates) Known As Sedatives - 78,000
  • Many Americans are prescribed Barbiturate sedative, usually referred to as sleeping pills, to cure tension and sleep disorders.
  • 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.
  • Find out how to beat an addiction to sleeping pills.