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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.

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

  • Tobacco (nicotine) - Above 40 Million Some substance abuse may seem more dangerous than a nicotine addiction.
  • Presumably, this is because the most severe effects of tobacco abuse take time to appear and they're legal and effortless to get.
  • Tobacco consumption is more fatal that most addictive substances.
  • Many smokers know the detrimental effects of tobacco on their health but still aren't able to quit.
  • A clear indicator of addiction is wanting to stop but being unable to.
  • Learn how to stop using tobacco.
  • Alcohol - 18 Million Users
  • The cultural approval of alcohol consumption can make addiction difficult to detect.
  • In spite of its legal condition, alcohol's potential for misuse leads consumers to several health dangers and likely dependence.
  • Alcohol misuse have various harmful effects.
  • Driving under influence is the cause of death that measures in thousands every year, next to the fatalities from alcohol overdose and liver failure.
  • Know more on alcoholism.
  • Marijuana - 4.2 Million
  • Since Marijuana was legalized in some states, it has made it more socially acceptable.
  • This tendency can disorder individuals from Marijuana's addictive capabilities.
  • Level of cannabis sativa dependence might as well be developing as a result of increasing potency (above 60 percent) for the past decade.
  • More on Marijuana reliance
  • Painkillers - 1.8 Million
  • Pain is regularly treated with prescription drugs like Codeine, Vicodin, and Oxycontin.
  • However, it doesn't mean that you can't get addicted to painkillers just because they are prescribed.
  • Painkiller addiction can start with levels of use that seem harmless.
  • Until users try to quit prescription painkillers use, the majority won't even realize that they have become addicted.
  • Addiction can also stem from painkillers being used without a prescription.
  • Discover how to overcome painkiller dependence.
  • 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.
  • Less expensive and more severe than regular Cocaine, crack Cocaine is the cause of many extreme addictions and devastated lives.
  • Find out how to treat a Cocaine addiction.

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  • Heroin - 426, 000
  • Heroin has very serious withdrawal effects and this makes it very difficult to battle its addiction.
  • Healing Heroin addiction normally demands a combination of treatment and medications to assist take care of signs of withdrawals and addictions.
  • Heroin misuse has been developing in the United States, more so in the midst of 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 about treatment of Heroin addiction.
  • Benzodiazepines - 400,000
  • Conditions like stress and anxiety are treated with prescription mood regulating medications called "benzos' - Valium, Xanax, Diazepam, and Klonopin.
  • It isn't until they realize that they can't function normally without the drug that users realize the are developing an addiction.
  • Benzodiazepines have a powerful impact on the brain's chemical composition and are exceptionally dangerous.
  • Throughout detox, withdrawal symptoms can be fatal without medical intervention.
  • Know more regarding addiction to Benzodiazepine.
  • Stimulants - 329, 000
  • Stimulants range from illegal substances like Meth to prescribed medication, like Adderall and Ritalin.
  • Breaking addiction to those drugs is challenging because of the severity of the medical conditions associated with quitting it.
  • A tolerance can occur in a short time which makes stimulant users take larger amounts and risk overdose.
  • Learn about dependency on stimulants
  • Inhalants - 140,000
  • Due to the volatility of these drugs, they are more hazardous than others.
  • 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.
  • Find out about Inhalants.
  • Sedatives/Barbiturates - 78,000
  • In order to manage insomnia and anxiety, sleeping pills are recommended for millions of Americans.
  • Thousands of users of prescribed drugs like Lunesta and Ambien every year develop a tolerance to these drugs, which ultimately leads to addiction.
  • Continued abuse stems from the mind-altering qualities of sleeping pills.
  • Becoming addicted to sedatives is serious, find out more about it.