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10 Most Common Dependencies

Addicts need to know everything they can about their addiction if they are looking to regain the control over their lives.

The 10 most known substance abuse in the UK include:

  • (Nicotine) Tobacco - More Than 40 Million Dependence on other drugs seem to be more dangerous that depending on nicotine.
  • This is mainly as a result of tobacco products being lawful and very simple to acquire, and the grave effects of misusing them take a while before they show up.
  • No other addictive substance takes as many lives as tobacco use does.
  • Almost all smokers can't give up regardless of acknowledging smoking's consequences on their well being.
  • Desiring to stop but not being in a position to do so is a revealing symptom of dependence.
  • Learn how to stop using tobacco.
  • Alcohol - 18 Million
  • Recognizing dependence on alcohol is difficult because its use is legal.
  • In spite of its lawful acceptance, alcohol's possibility for over indulgence presents the users with various health hazards and probable addiction.
  • There are many hazardous consequences of alcoholism.
  • Many people lose their lives annually to drinking, apart from other negative side effects like abusing alcohol and liver dysfunction.
  • 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.
  • Marijuana's potency (greater than 60%) has surged over the last decade, which may also contribute to the increase in Marijuana addiction.
  • More on Marijuana reliance
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Another factor that can promote dependence on sedatives is using it without authorization by a medical personnel.
  • You can overcome your reliance on sedatives, try to know how you can do that.
  • 821,000 Users Of Cocaine
  • Levels of Cocaine dependence in the United States are deteriorating.
  • However in 2011 there were still around 821,000 American citizens addicted, which means that this drop in numbers is at a slow rate.
  • Less expensive and more severe than regular Cocaine, crack Cocaine is the cause of many extreme addictions and devastated lives.
  • Find out more about dealing with 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.
  • In the UK, Heroin abuse has been increasing, especially among young females.
  • 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 have a powerful impact on the brain's chemical composition and are exceptionally dangerous.
  • If detox is done without physician control withdrawal can even be fatal.
  • Find out about addiction to Benzodiazepines.
  • Stimulants - 329,000
  • Illegal drugs like meth and other prescription drugs like Ritalin and Adderall have different effects on the users.
  • These exceptionally addictive drugs have severe withdrawal symptoms which makes stopping extremely hard.
  • Users of stimulants can easily develop a dependency on the drug's exciting "high" making it very risky to overdose.
  • Discover about stimulant addiction.
  • Inhalants - 140,000
  • Addiction to inhalant is especially harmful since Inhalants are unpredictable hazardous substances.
  • The consequences of these drugs (household cleaning products, aerosols)are intense and can have instant impacts including hospital care 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 more about 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.
  • Each year, most of prescription exploiters develop a tolerance and ensuing dependence to substances such as Ambien and Lunesta.
  • Constantly using sedatives can change the mind of the user.
  • Teach yourself how to treat sleeping pill dependence.