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10 Most Common Dependencies

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

In the UK, these are 10 of the most usual substance addictions.

  • Tobacco (nicotine) - Above 40 Million Dependence on other drugs seem to be more dangerous that depending on nicotine.
  • 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 has claimed more lives than any other additive drug.
  • A lot of smokers find it difficult to stop, in spite of the knowledge of the effects on their lives.
  • You know you depend on the it if you find it difficult to stop using the drugs after repeated attempts.
  • Get to know how to stop tobacco consumption.
  • Alcohol - 18 Million
  • The social attitude of drinking can make alcohol dependence very tricky to quit.
  • In spite of its lawful acceptance, alcohol's possibility for over indulgence presents the users with various health hazards and probable addiction.
  • Alcohol misuse has several negative effects.
  • Many people lose their lives annually to drinking, apart from other negative side effects like abusing alcohol and liver dysfunction.
  • Find out more about alcoholism.
  • Marijuana - 4.2 Million
  • Since Marijuana was legalized in some states, it has made it more socially acceptable.
  • The shift can be a distraction from Marijuana's potential for addiction.
  • Over the last ten or so years Marijuana dependency rates have increased, possible due to its growing potency (over 60 percent).
  • Find out more about Marijuana dependence.
  • Painkillers - 1.8 Million
  • Codeine, Vicodin and Oxycontin are drugs mostly given to treat pain
  • Even prescribed painkillers can be addictive.
  • 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.
  • You can overcome your reliance on sedatives, try to know how you can do that.
  • 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.
  • Responsible for many hazardous addictions and destroyed lives is Crack Cocaine, a less expensive and more severe drug than ordinary Cocaine.
  • Find out how to treat a Cocaine addiction.

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  • Heroin - 426,000
  • Overcoming a Heroin dependency is a tough thing to do since it has extreme withdrawal side effects.
  • Using rehabilitation programs and prescription drugs to assist an addict cope with his desire for the drug and other medical challenges of quitting is an effective way to help an addict break the habit.
  • In the UK, Heroin abuse has been increasing, especially among young females.
  • Because these addicts use the same needles for injecting the substance, they run the risk of becoming infected with and transferring STIs like AIDS and HIV.
  • Learn how to overcome a Heroin addiction.
  • 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.
  • It isn't until they realize that they can't function normally without the drug that users realize the are developing an addiction.
  • Benzodiazepines strongly modify the brain's chemical structure and thus are particularly hazardous.
  • Throughout detox, withdrawal symptoms can be fatal without medical intervention.
  • Know more regarding addiction to Benzodiazepine.
  • Stimulants - 329,000
  • Prescribed drugs like Adderall or Ritalin and illicit drugs such as Meth are classified as stimulants.
  • Breaking addiction to those drugs is challenging because of the severity of the medical conditions associated with quitting it.
  • Stimulant exploiters can hastily create a tolerance to substance's euphoric "high", bringing about heightened consumption and high risk of overdose.
  • Learn 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.
  • Components present in Inhalants can stay in the body and brain much longer after quitting, making proper recovery very hard.
  • Discover more with regards to 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.
  • Continuous abuse is a consequence of using sleeping pills since they can cause modifications in user's brain.
  • Becoming addicted to sedatives is serious, find out more about it.